use of digital radiographs have reduced the exposure to xrays by 80-90 percent.
The images are instantly
viewed on a computer screen with remarkable definition.
our office, we use a Zeiss Surgical Microscope. It provides enhanced visualization
of the endodontic access or surgical area up to 25 times. This is especially
beneficial for accurate visualization of complex anatomy cases, for locating
root fractures or defects, for root-end surgery, for removal of separated
instruments, and for locating canals.
Titanium Rotary Instruments
Nickel Titanium has the
unique features of flexibility and shape memory. The instruments are used
to clean and shape the inside of the canal. Previous stainless steel instruments
had the tendency to break and could not take a curve to follow the shape of
the canal, so it was difficult to clean the canal successfully. Nickel Titanium
is 500 times more flexible, so even canals that are sharply curved can be
thoroughly cleaned and shaped. Using these instruments routinely, allow us
not only to be more effective, but also to work faster and more quietly.
New electric handpieces
are virtually silent. This significantly reduces the anxiety of our patients.
These handpieces are designed to be used exclusively with nickel titanium
It is important for the
success of root canal therapy to clean and fill to the very end of the root,
without extending beyond or being short. The electronic apex locator aids
in measuring the length of the canal by determining accurate position of the
apical constriction through a resistance force.