Using endodontic microscopes during both non-surgical and surgical procedures helps transform the potential outcome from “good” to “excellent.” Why? These surgical microscopes and magnifying loupes provide more visual information, and, thus, a more complete picture.
Magnification and illumination of the operating field is critical in our specialty and enable our doctors to perform a range of endodontic procedures that could only be done with enhanced vision and appropriately trained staff.
Thanks to improvements in Cone-Beam CT (CBCT) technology, we are able to offer high-definition 3D imaging to our patients. This revolutionary imaging technique creates a virtual replica of a tooth or an area of the mouth, improving diagnostic speed and accuracy, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. In addition to helping prevent tooth loss by identifying treatable endodontic conditions, the new technology helps patients avoid costly exploratory procedures and unpredictable treatments.
The introduction of nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary files to endodontics almost two decades ago has changed the way root canal preparations are performed, enabling more complicated root canal systems to be shaped with fewer procedural errors. The flexibility of these instruments allows for more efficient and complete cleaning of your tooth. Dr. Swanson employs rotary instrumentation on all cases.
Instead of using a drill inside your tooth, this device vibrates a diamond coated metal tip at high frequency. 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. The ultrasonic devices also provide acoustic streaming which allows our irrigation solutions to penetrate into the tiny irregularities and the complex anatomy of a root canal system.