Cone Beam CT
Our doctors strive to utilize state of the art technologies such as digital x-rays, microscopes, and modern disinfection devices. The most exciting advancement in modern endodontics is CBCT, a 3-Dimensional Imaging System. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) imaging provides unparalleled diagnostic radiographs and 3 dimensional modeling.
A study just published in the Journal of Endodontics concluded that CBCT imaging may lead to treatment plan modification 62% of the time. Our experience has supported that finding. We have found periapical lesions, perforations, cysts, and resorptive defects that are invisible on traditional periapical radiographs.
X-Rays using Digital Imaging
Las Vegas Endodontics carefully chooses which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Las Vegas Endodontics utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital im
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontic Microsurgery. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes, that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our surgical procedures.
Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see. In addition, we have incorporated the latest high definition video allowing us to record our procedures with unequalled clarity and detail.
A key to quality endodontic treatment is the ability to measure the length of the root canals. Traditionally they required multiple X-rays. Today it is done with an electronic apex locator which is more accurate and reduces radiation.
Highly advanced ultrasonic allows the endodontic specialist to clean and disinfect canals, and are used in conjunction with the operating microscope.