Technology

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Cone Beam Computed Volumetric Tomography (CBCT):  This limited field and full arch machine provides three-dimensional radiographic images of the teeth and jaws, allowing greatly improved viewing of the maxillofacial skeleton.   The technology enables the evaluation of the true extent of lesions and their spatial relationship to important anatomic landmarks.

Digital Radiography:  This technology utilizes sensors that instantly transmit the radiographic image of your tooth directly onto an operatory computer monitor.  This system lowers the already low dosage radiation needed to take X-rays within conventional film by over 90%.  Because these images are digital, they can be enlarged and enhanced to help in the diagnosis and treatment of your tooth.  These images are archived in your dental record, and can also be e-mailed to your referring doctor.

Operating Microscopes:  In addition to digital radiography, we utilize special operating microscopes. Magnification and fiber optic illumination are helpful in aiding the doctor to see tiny details inside your tooth. Also, the operating microscope can record images of your tooth to further document the doctor’s findings.

Apex Locators:  These are instruments that can electronically help determine where the end, or terminus, of the root is located.  This is most critical in successful endodontic therapy.

Ultrasonics:  Each treatment room is equipped with a dental ultrasonic unit.  These devices help in locating canals, removing obstructions from canals and in cleaning canals.

Nickel-titanium instruments:  These instruments have helped to revolutionize endodontics.  They have greater flexibility than the standard stainless instruments, allowing more efficient cleaning and shaping of the canals.   This is accomplished by the instruments being able to follow the different curves and bends that are encountered.  This will allow for more complete removal of bacteria and any debris that accumulates in canals.

Electric motors and handpieces:  These instruments are used along with the nickel-titanium files.   Being electric, the motor’s speed and torque can be easily managed, resulting in more control in cleaning root canals.

Electronic Records:  Your treatment records and radiographs are kept on our secure computer system for both immediate access at our office, and outside the office environment.


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