What New Technologies are Being Used?
Our specialty practice is committed to excellence and using state-of-the-art
technology to enhance patient care.
Our surgical suite equipped with dental operating microscopes, which allows
power adjustments for focus, zoom, focal length, and intensity of the Zenon
light source. An ASI dental unit also complete with air-driven high and low
speeds fiber optic handpieces, electric rotary motor, ultrasonics, system B,
obtura, dual micro irrigators, micro air syringes, and curing light.
Digital X-rays: By using computerized digital x-rays, we can reduce
the radiation to our patients by almost 90%. A comfortable sensor pad is used, instead
of film, to capture an instant on screen image, which means shorter appointments for our
patients. Because theyâ€™re digital, these x-rays can be enhanced by the computer for
improved visualization and diagnosis. A printed report, with these x-rays is sent to your
dentist after your visit with us.
Microscope: In addition to digital radiography, we utilize special operating
microscopes. Magnification (up to 25X) and Zenon illumination are helpful in aiding the doctor
to see tiny details inside your tooth including but not limited to fracture, isthmus, separated
instrument, calcify canals and intra-coronal decay. Hence, a better and more accurate diagnosis
can be provided. Also, a tiny video camera on the operating microscope can record images of your
tooth to further document the doctor's finding. This results in better dental evaluation and
Digital Imaging: The OPMI PROergo microscope from Carl Zeiss is equipped with a
high-resolution 3-chip video camera, which can record images of your tooth to further document the
doctorâ€™s finding. These pictures and video can be sent to your dentist for increased communication
of your specific needs.
Apex Locator: This device helps to precisely measure the length of the toothâ€™s roots
electronically for complete cleaning of the tooth. Due to its high accuracy, it reduces the number of
x-rays normally needed during the procedure. Used along with digital x-rays, this device lowers patient
radiation exposure even further.
Nickel-Titanium Rotary Instruments: The degree of cleaning and
shaping determines the success of root canal therapy. Along with liquid
antimicrobial agent, nickel-titanium hand and rotary files are used to maximize
the removal of the harmful bacteria within the root canal system.
Ultrasonics: An Alternative to the Drill - Instead of using a drill inside your tooth,
this device vibrates a diamond coated metal tip at high frequency. It is most commonly being used in
root end surgery and non-surgical re-treatment. Because it is very small, it can be used under the
microscope for precise removal of small amounts of tooth or fillings allowing for conservative treatment
of your tooth.