Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.Dental x-rays may reveal:
- Abscesses or cysts
- Bone loss
- Cancerous and noncancerous tumors
- Decay between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Poor tooth and root positions
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
Microscopes and Imaging
Technological advances in microscopes allow for greater magnification to enable the endodontist to view the root canal in great detail. Microscopes and imaging are used not just to view the canal, but to clean and disinfect during root canal treatments. State of the art microscopes also make it easier to spot and diagnose any abnormalities at the earliest stage possible.
Ultra Quite Electric Handpieces
As the name suggests, these handpieces are exceptionally quiet and produce less vibrations than older model dental drills. They are not just quieter but more effective and easier to manage, making endodontic surgeries quicker and more comfortable for the patient.
Ultrasonic Piezo Electric Handpieces
Ultrasonic piezo electric handpieces are superior to other devices in that they are quieter and vibrations are minimized for optimal patient comfort. These efficient handpiece scalers use ultrasonic energy for enhanced precision and control. They are lightweight and easy to handle, making them great for scaling and root planing. Less water is necessary than with other types of handpieces, making them environmentally friendly as well.