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Technology has revolutionized root canal treatment. Modern Endodontists equip our offices with surgical microscopes, 3D cone-beam CT imaging, and other cutting edge technologies to comfortably treat, and save, teeth that were previously untreatable.
The Zeiss Surgical Microscope enhances precision and efficiency of your procedure through tremendous visualization of root fractures, hidden and calcified canals, and separated instruments and posts within a canal that require removal. Use of the surgical microscope yields more predictable results, improved treatment outcome, and potentially saves teeth that would otherwise be extracted. Enhanced Xenon illumination and integrated video enables the doctor to instantly capture direct clinical images for patient viewing and transfer directly to the referring dentist.
Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) 3-D imaging is the newest technology to impact Endodontics, and is increasingly becoming the standard in care when traditional x-ray diagnostic potential is limited. The CBCT produces 3-D images of teeth, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan. Images obtained with CBCT allow for more precise diagnosis and treatment planning, and have the potential to alter a diagnosis and avoid treatment of cases with a poor prognosis. The benefits of CBCT for retreatment are substantial in determining why a previous root canal may have failed, and in locating missed or calcified canals and identifying root fractures. Although CBCT is an an extremely important tool, it is not indicated in all endodontic cases, and Dr. Dellork is exceedingly conservative in his application of CBCT scans to avoid any unnecessary radiation to his patients. The good news is that our Kodak 9000 3D is designed for use in endodontics with a limited field of view focused only on the small area in question, thereby significantly minimizing radiation exposure while producing unprecedented detail and clarity.
Digital radiography’s sharp, precise imaging can detect clinical information not visible on traditional film x-rays. Images are instantly projected on a viewing monitor to help the patient understand your treatment. We store the images on the computer, enabling instant electronic transmittal to your primary dentist.