Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT):
Cone beam radiographic imaging allows us to see a 3D image of teeth and surrounding structures that often is not able to be visualized with traditional two-dimensional x-rays. CBCT technology is similar to computed tomography (CAT scan) technology used in medicine, but with a small fraction of the radiation dose required. Data obtained from this revolutionary system is used to reconstruct a 3D image of a specific area of the teeth and supporting structures.
We use an advanced non-film computerized system, called digital radiography, which produces radiation levels up to 75% lower than those of conventional dental x-rays. These digital images can be optimized and displayed on computer monitors, enhancing diagnosis, treatment, and patient communication.
We utilize special operating microscopes. Magnification and fiberoptic illumination are beneficial in enabling the doctor to see and treat tiny details inside your tooth, allowing us to provide care at the highest level possible.
Electronic Apex Locators:
An apex locator is a small computer that allows us to precisely measure the length of your root, allowing us to more accurately and thoroughly clean the root canal system in your tooth. It also helps minimize the number of x-rays needed to perform your root canal treatment.
Ultrasonic instruments are valuable in removing obstructions that would otherwise be untreatable in teeth requiring root canal treatment.
New materials and procedures in selected circumstances now allow us to grow new pulp back into the roots of young undeveloped teeth, using a patient’s own stem cells from the area immediately adjacent to your tooth. In the past, traditional root canal treatment would leave these teeth with thin roots that were susceptible to fracture. Successful regenerative endodontics may allow for continued normal root development.