Surgical microscopes are used for all endodontic treatments in our office. The use of microscopes allows the Endodontist to reduce patients discomfort and healing time. The microscopes assists with minimizing the size of the access to the pulp chamber in your tooth. Minimizing the size of the access in your tooth means more tooth structure for a positive and longer lasting restoration after endodontic treatment. There are additional benefits to our patients listed below.
- Allows dentist to treat above the standard of care.
- Improved lighting and magnification aid in locating additional canals.
- Improves ability to thoroughly clean and prepare canals.
- Improves detection and evaluation of root fractures and abnormalities.
- Provides high-resolution video and 35mm photography for patient education, enhanced training, and insurance/legal documentation.
Cone Beam CT
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, small volume cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate, 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of endodontic disease. This allows three-dimensional visualization of teeth, bone, sinuses and surrounding structures with minimal radiation to the patient, enabling a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies (regular dental x-rays). With the addition of cone-beam CT technology to our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality, patient care.
One of the many things our new office has afforded us is the space for the CS 9000 3D extraoral imaging system. The system enables us to obtain low radiation, high-resolution, three-dimensional images as well as panoramic images.
Situations in which a cone beam scan greatly assist with diagnosis include: complex treatment cases, suspected root fractures, bone lesions, re- treatment cases, complex canal morphology, implants and resorption cases.
Digital Diagnostic Imaging
We utilize a high quality digital imaging system that provides precise digital imaging for the endodontist to see subtleties in images that are crucial to diagnosis, collaboration, and patient communication. The sensor is small and able to fit comfortably in our patients mouth to deliver clinically meaningful images that are extremely clear and of high quality. Monterey Peninsula Endodontics carefully chooses which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Digital images enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental images are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. With digital imaging, exposure time is up to 90 percent less when compared to traditional x-rays. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
advanced endodontic delivery system
The Advanced Endodontic Delivery System is one of the premiere pieces of equipment used today in endodontic procedures. This advanced delivery system contains all of the necessary equipment to complete root canal therapy in a safe and time efficient manner. This delivery system is unlike conventional dental delivery systems that use open water lines for dental treatments. The Advanced Endodontic Delivery System uses a closed water line system that prevents biofilm, bacteria, and micro-organisms found in conventional dental delivery systems for coming in contact with you during your endodontic treatment.