Heritage Park 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. Heritage Park Endodontics utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography):
Advancements in 3D x-rays have enhanced the diagnosis and treatment for doctors on a variety of endodontic cases. The cone beam computer tomography images are collected and reconstructed to produce a dissectible three-dimensional scan of the tooth region, which is then utilized in pre-treatment navigation of complex root canal anatomy, assessment of treatment complications, gauging severity of root resorption, diagnosis of vertical root fracture, diagnosis of periapical pathology, and dentoalveolar trauma.
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, by Global Surgical, that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our surgical procedures. In addition, we utilize an intra-oral camera for patient education.
Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see.