For best visualization of the tooth, we use Global Dental Microscopes. Dentists worldwide have come to recognize Global surgical microscopes as the leader in dental microscopy. The clear images that are possible with a dental microscope provide details that are difficult to see with the naked eye. We can see the tooth with magnifications 10-15 times that of normal. This allows predictable pulp chamber visualization, the investigation of calcified anatomy, and allows us to save more tooth structure, optimizing treatment success. For endodontic surgeries, the high magnification allows exceptional visualization of the tooth to determine if there are root cracks or missed anatomy.
Also attached to our microscopes are new Sony DSLR Cameras for still imaging and video. This allows for better communications with your dentist.
To better care for our patients, we have the Carestream 8100 3D CBCT. This unit captures high quality 3D images and allows our practice to achieve more accurate diagnoses with more predictable treatment outcomes. It helps reduce multiple visits and rescheduling, saving our patients time and money. With this technology we are able to view anatomical detail at an unprecedented level. The CBCT takes limited field of view images with a size of 40 x 40 mm (1.5″ x 1.5″), which is much smaller than medical CTs. The 3D image allows us to rotate the image 360 degrees along any axis. It is extremely valuable diagnostically for this reason.
Because the 8100 system focuses only on the area in need of diagnosis, the amount of radiation is significantly reduced, delivering 10-30 times less exposure than other medical radiography units. This means less radiation than you would receive while walking for 5 minutes on a sunny day. Comfortable patient positioning and wheelchair accessibility make the unit patient-friendly.
Our office utilizes advanced digital imaging which reduces radiation exposure during dental x-rays. Because these images are digitized, the Endodontist uses computer software to amplify and manipulate images for better diagnostic purposes.