3-D CBCT Imaging
Three-dimensional Cone Beam Computed Tomography (3D CBCT) imaging provides exceptional information that traditional x-rays can not provide. These types of information are significantly helpful in every step of root canal procedures. CBCT is an exciting new technology that allows endodontists to examine teeth, their root canal space and surrounding anatomical structure in 3-D. This inofmration allows our endodontists to make early detection of the diseases caused by root canal infection, configure the number and shape of root canals, evaluate the critical anatomical structures such as maxillary sinus and main conduit of nerve and blood vessels. In cases of retreatment of previously treated root canals, CBCT image provides thorough analysis of the condition and insights how to resolve the problem. CBCT Imaging helps our doctors to make more accurate diagnostic decision, establish improved treatment planning and enhance their performance during the treatment procedures. All these advantages benefits our patients with enhanced outcome of the treatment that our office provides. The images below include 3-D reconstruected image and various 3-D slices from axial, coronal and sagittal angles.
Dental Operating Microscope and Micro-Endodontics
Enhanced magnification (3-21x) and Xenon illumination provides unparallel view for our endodontists to see tiny details of root canal space inside your tooth. Better visualization of the anatomy is critical to improve the quality of the diagnosis and the treatment allowing us to provide care at the highest level possible. Endodontic procedures performed at microscopic level helps to target the root canal infection with precision and save the tooth structure to increase the longevity of the treated tooth.
The image below shows the endodontic access made in a upper molar through the existing crown by using dental operating microscope.
Upper Molars usually has three roots - MB, DB and P. The image shows commonly existing two canals (MB1 and MB2) in the MB (Mesio-Buccal) root of the upper molar.
Digital Dental Radiography
Digital dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing and treating dental diseases and monitoring dental health. Exposure time for digital radiographs is about 75 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs and this results in significant reduction of the radiation exposure to our patients. The advantages of digital imaging enables us to not only store patient images without taking up physical space, but also enables us to efficiently transfer them to appropriate dental providers or insurance companies with protective encrypted measure and better serve our patient care.