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.
The GentleWave Procedure is a state-of-the-art adjunct to standard root canal treatment. The ultrasonic 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(1) 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. Not every tooth is a candidate for the Gentlewave procedure. Your endodontist will determine what is the best treatment for your individual tooth.
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
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Our doctors utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs.
The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontics. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes, by Carl Zeiss, that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our surgical procedures. Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see. In addition, we have incorporated cameras on the miscroscopes allowing us to photograph important information within the tooth to communicate with your general dentist, such as decay under a crown, or a crack inside the tooth, or really interesting anatomy.
Ultrasonic and Rotary instrumentation
Our doctors use the most advanced methods to clean and disinfect the root canal systems available.