Technology

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The endodontists use the microscope throughout every dental procedure. The microscope provides optimum visibility and illumination to give you the best treatment outcome possible. Microscopes are essential in providing endodontic treatment at the highest level, and they have numerous clinical benefits:

  • The microscope allows for the use of smaller instruments and more precision during treatment. Conservation of tooth structure is the key to the best, longest-lasting outcomes.
  • The increased magnification of the microscope allows us minimize the size of the operative site, thereby minimizing healing time.
  • The microscope allows us to identify tooth canals and locate problems such as cracks and root fractures.
  • The use of the microscope increases efficiency and often saves you from additional and more complex procedures.
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Our office utilizes Cone Beam CT technology. The Carestream 9000 3D CBCT allows us to take high-quality three-dimensional images of the area or tooth in question, thereby providing more precise and effective treatment.

Cone Beam CT scans are only taken when necessary, and the benefits are remarkable:

  • Three-dimensional Cone Beam CT scans allows our Drs. to better detect, locate, and treat endodontic conditions, such as abscess formation, resorption, and complex anatomy.
  • Being digital it utilizes less radiation than a traditional x-ray, but yields greater information.
  • Unlike a conventional 2D dental x-ray, a Cone Beam CT scan can distinguish the differences among various tissues, such as bone, teeth, nerves, and soft tissue.
  • The Cone Beam CT scan will help our Drs. give you the most accurate diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment recommendations
  • A Cone Beam CT scan is a cost-effective way of identifying a wide range of dental issues. The efficiency of a Cone Beam CT scan allows for more efficient treatment.
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Digital radiographs are safer, faster and diagnostically more useful in endodontics than conventional film x-rays. There is up to 80% reduction in radiation, compared to traditional film technology. Patient comfort is greatly increased by utilizing sleek and small, rounded and beveled sensors. The resulting images are digital, allowing computer enhancement, enlargement and evaluation, which greatly improve diagnostic and communication capabilities.

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The ultracleaning technology of the GentleWave® Procedure is an advanced combination of fluid dynamics and a broad range of soundwaves that work together to reach into the microscopic spaces (1,2) and remove bacteria, debris and tissue (2).

The GentleWave® Procedure uses a minimally invasive protocol to access the infected root canal system, which means it is preserving more of the natural tooth and, in doing so, is helping to keep the tooth's structure strong.  With the GentleWave® Procedure we can also typically clean and fill the tooth in just one appointment (3), which may reduce the number of appointments required.

Achieving an exceptional level of clean requires advanced endodontics--and that's something we take pride in providing.  Contact us today to discover the GentleWave® difference for yourself.

1 Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-5
2 Vandrangi P et al. (2015) Oral Health 72-86
3 Sigurdsson A et al. (2016) J Endod. 42:1040-48

*GentleWave® and the GentleWave® logo are registered trademarks of Sonendo, Inc. and used under license.