CBCT 3D imaging: Our practice is equipped with advanced 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomogrpahy (CBCT). The advanced imaging device provide us with valuable diagnostic data not possible to obtain from regular 2D x rays. For more detailed information regarding the technology, radiation safety and application in endodontics please visit our Facebook page (find the link on the home page or search for naperfield endodontics on Facebook).
You can also read the AAE (American Association of Endodontists) position statement on the use of CBCT technology for diagnosis and treatment of endodontic conditions.
Our CBCT is a focused field of view for minimal radiation exposure and accurate resolution. We use 3D imaging technology for complex cases involving but not limited to root fractures, missing canals, anatomical anomalies, sinus pathology and surgical guidance of implant placement.
To see examples of cases aided by 3D CBCT imaging, please visit out Facebook page (see link on the home page).
- Digital radiography: Small comfortable sensor size, minimal radiation, accuracy and high resolution. The technology eliminates the use of corrosive chemicals used for developing regular films. X rays can be viewed on computer screen for better case communication to the patient. The images can be enhanced for better diagnostic quality and can be communicated or emailed to referring dentists.
- Operative microscope: Used to enhance visualization inside the tooth. Allows the clinician to expose all small canals and see if there are fractures or perforations inside the tooth. The operative microscope is essential to enhance the quality and outcome of endodontic therapy.
- Single tooth anesthesia: Used for teeth that are very difficult to numb. The device delivered a controlled amount of local anesthetic in the space between the tooth and the gum for more efficient and affective delivery of the anesthetic solution necessary to provide pain free procedure.
- State of the art electric handpieces and drills: Unlike the traditional air driven handpieces and dental tools, the electric driven motors are silent, light weight and provide more patient comfort. They are also more efficient tools and will help minimize procedural time and discomfort. We also use an assortment of light weight cordless tools for added patient comfort.