A surgical microscope magnifies the size of the tooth significantly so that canal anomalies, additional canals, cracks and other factors that may complicate treatment can be easily identified. The microcscope thereby enhances the ability of the endodontist to perform a thorough evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.
High Resolution Computed Tomography (CBCT)
Cone Beam technology provides a three dimensional view of the patient’s mouth and jaw. With the advent of the CBCT, the doctor is able to obtain a full 360 degree view of the tooth, its surrounding tissues, nerves, and bones. A localized small field CBCT limits radiation while allowing focused three-dimensional assessment of odontogenic and non-odontogenic lesions, canal morphology, and anatomy prior to treatment. This cutting edge technology provides images in a high resolution, enhancing the endodontist’s ability to perform a more thorough evaluation, provide a more accurate diagnosis, and ultimately provide high quality treatment to the patient.
Radiographs are a key part of the endodontic treatment and will need to be obtained during the procedure. Digital radiographs cause less discomfort intraorally and produce about 90% less exposure to radiation than conventional radiographs. Digital images are also easily stored on a computer and can very easily be transferred to you, your referring dentist, or other healthcare provider electronically.
The Apex locator is a device that precisely measures the length of the canal space. It also provides additional information such as detection of perforations and apical foramens that may deviate from the radiographic apex of the tooth. The Apex locator reduces the number of radiographs required during treatment and produces more accurate data than the radiograph alone.
The Advanced Endodontic System Integration cart incorporates multiple endodontic instruments in one unit, simplifying access to instruments and improving efficiency in treatment. The configuration of the ASI Cart minimizes clutter, creating a more spacious and thus safer treatment space for the patient. The cart is also integrated with a computer system and monitor so that patient’s treatment records including radiographs are easily accessible in the treatment room, improving ease and quality of patient-doctor discussions in the treatment room.