Radiographs will be necessary during your endodontic treatment. Our office is equipped with an advanced non-film computerized system, called digital radiography that produces radiation levels up to 90 percent lower than those of already low dose conventional dental x-ray machines. These digital images can be optimized, archived, printed and sent to referring dentists or specialists via e-mail or CD. We choose carefully when and which radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything that we cannot see during visual examination of your teeth. Radiographs enable us to examine the roots of your teeth, the surrounding bone and the periodontal tissue. Pathologic lesions such as endodontic and periodontal infections, cysts, tumors as well as hard tissue fractures are often clearly and only detectable on the radiographs. For more information please contact www.dexis.com or www.airtechniques.com/product/scanx-duo.
Each operatory in our office is equipped with a Zeiss operating microscope. All endodontic procedures are performed strictly with the aid of the high power operating microscope. The magnification and fiber optic illumination that these scopes provide are essential in aiding the doctor to see fine details inside your tooth. Also, a digital camera on the operating microscope can record images of your tooth to further document the doctor’s findings.
Electronic Apex Locators:
Digital apex locator is essentially a small computer that calculates the length of the root canals with high precision. This instrument is used in our office for every root canal procedure performed in order to increase the accuracy of length determination and in some cases to reduce the need for x-rays.
Ultasonic instruments are fine precision instruments designed to work in narrow and difficult to reach areas of the root canal system. These instruments are invaluable in locating calcified canals and removal of the root canal obstructions such as posts and file fragments.