Cone Beam technology provides a digital tomographic 3D view of the patient’s area of interest. A traditional x-ray is only two-dimensional. With Cone Beam systems the doctor is able to get a full 360 degree view of the tooth and all surrounding areas. The 3D Cone Beam scanner provides nearly limitless views of the teeth while using less radiation than traditional medical CT technology. This new technology is fast, simple and painless, providing many wonderful benefits that were unavailable only a few years ago.
Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film x-rays. The improved diagnostic capability of digital x-rays and the ability to view the x-rays on a computer screen allow the patient to better understand and follow treatment. Digital x-rays are instant, there is no longer a need to develop the film. Digital x-rays save time and increase patient care. It’s also a very green technology. By eliminating film, developer and chemical waste it is better for you and the environment!
The use of specialized operating microscopes means that the doctor is able to get a detailed look at the work they are doing during all phases of your endodontic treatment. The additional magnification and illumination allow them to work with great precision and see small details such as calcified canals and fractures. The Endodontist is able to more accurately diagnose and treat the patient using a dental surgical microscope to improve the potential outcome of the treatment from “good” to “excellent”. Further, some microscopes may be equipped with high resolution video and digital photography allowing the doctor to enhance patient communication and document treatment.
An intra-oral camera combines the latest video technologies with dental care. Both the patient and dentist can see detailed images of the teeth and mouth in real time. With an intraoral camera, you are able to better understand what is happening in your mouth and review the status of your oral health.
These handpieces provide less vibration and noise than traditional dental drills. Not only are they quieter, but also more efficient in tooth preparation making dental procedures shorter and more manageable.
The integration of ultrasonics in surgical and non-surgical endodontic treatment can be essential to help solve many clinical problems and challenges in treating complex root canal systems. The ways this technology can assist the endodontist include:
- Access refinement, finding calcified canals, and removal of attached pulp stones.
- Removal of intracanal obstructions (separated instruments, root canal posts, silver points, and fractured metallic posts).
- Increased action of irrigating solutions.
- Ultrasonic condensation of gutta-percha.
- Placement of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA).
- Root canal preparation.
- Surgical endodontics: Root-end cavity preparation and refinement and placement of root-end obturation material.
Waterlase lasers can effectively fight endodontic infection and can perform root canal disinfection and cleaning. Using patented radial firing tips to deliver laser energy in a 360-degree cone within the canal, Waterlase can have a dramatic, positive impact on clinical outcomes for endodontics. In specific cases Waterlase lasers have shown to reduce the risk of reinfection. It has been shown to be effective on the most resistant bacteria and helps to remove smear layers and biofilms.
To make your visit as comfortable as possible, each exam room has a digital flat screen monitor with full cable service. Additionally, if you prefer to listen to music during your root canal treatment, iPods are available upon request.
Our office offers free Wi-Fi for our patients use while visiting our office.