We do our best to offer the latest, state-of-the-art technology that is effective and safe. The Kodak 9000 CBCT X-Ray machine has proven to be an incredibly valuable tool for diagnosis and treatment option planning by allowing us view a 3D image of the tooth. The image can then be rotated on a computer screen and viewed from all directions, which gives us more detailed information and ensures successful treatment.
The CBCT takes approximately 15-20 seconds to scan the desired area. After the scan is finished, it only takes a few minutes to configure the images.
Because the safety of our patients is our number-one priority, we use a smaller or limited field-of-view with the CBCT machine to decrease radiation exposure and increase the resolution, improving diagnostic accuracy. A lead apron is always worn during the CBCT scan to limit radiation to the rest of the body.
Here are a few of the ways we use CBCT:
-To view complex root canal anatomy
-To assist in diagnosing periapical root tip changes with more accuracy
-To assist in treatment planning for teeth that have already had a root canal
-To detect possible missed root canals, accessory canals, or calcified canals
-To determine the extent and time of tooth resorption or perforations
-To aid in treatment planning for endodontic microsurgery.
-To assist in diagnosis and management of traumatic injuries
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Surgical microscopes allow us to perform highly technical endodontic treatments with precision by providing superior visualization of the finest detail in the tooth structure through enhanced magnification and illumination.
Our practice uses an advanced computerized imaging system called “Computed Dental Radiography”. This highly sophisticated imaging system provides an immediate digital image of the tooth during treatment while dramatically reducing the patient’s exposure to radiation.
The files we use to perform root canal are made of a unique alloy of Nickel-Titanium. The extreme flexibility of these files preserves the anatomy of the root canal by following the curved canal path, resulting in a more efficient, predictable procedure and a better outcome.
Electronic Apex Locator
The Electronic Apex Locator is one of the technologies we use to facilitate predictable non-surgical endodontic treatment by providing accurate computer measurement of root canals, thereby accelerating the procedure while reducing the need for additional radiographs.
Ultrasonics have opened up new vistas for the successful treatment of both surgical and non-surgical cases.These sophisticated units are used to remove posts and uncover the calcified portions of the chamber to gain access to the canals. Ultrasonic instruments are also used for preparation of the root end during microsurgical intervention.