The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontic Microsurgery. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes, by Carl Zeiss, that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our surgical procedures.
First Coast 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. First Coast Endodontics utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90% 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.
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.
CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CBCT):
A Cone Beam Computed Tomography machine, or CBCT machine, ensures the most accurate possible diagnosis and treatment planning as it provides a three-dimensional image of the anatomical structures of the mouth. First Coast Endodontics is committed to providing our patients with the highest level of diagnostic accuracy, and when appropriate, utilizes J. Morita CBCT which is world-renowned as the state-of-the-art for endodontic imaging applications. Our J. Morita CBCT system offers unique functionality that ensures superior diagnostic clarity as well as extremely low levels of ionizing radiation that do not present a danger to our patients.
When necessary, we utilize devices to improve the outcome and predictability of cases. Ultrasonic devices have found indispensable applications in endodontic procedures as they are an important adjunct in gaining access to canal openings, cleaning and shaping, removal of intracanal materials and obstructions.