Our High-Tech Equipment

New Endodontic Technologies

Surgical Microscopes: In addition to digital radiography, we utilize special surgical microscopes. Magnification and fiber optic illumination are helpful in aiding the doctor to see tiny details inside your tooth. Also, a tiny video camera on the surgical microscope can record images of your tooth to further document the doctor's findings.

Nickel Titanium Files: State-of-the-art files used to clean and enlarge the canals prior to filling and sealing.

Electric Hand Pieces: These hand pieces (drills) combined with nickel titanium files improve cleaning, shaping and reduce trauma to the tooth during treatment.

Electronic Apex Locators: Accurately measures the length of each canal electronically.

Thermo-Softened Gutta-Percha: A rubber-like material that is used to fill, seal and complete the root canal procedure.

Ultrasonic Hand Pieces: This device has revolutionized Endodontic (root end) microsurgery, making the surgical correction of root canal problems safer and easier.

Dental Microscope

With the use of our high powered dental microscope we are able to see dental anomalies such as cracks and fractures which may not otherwise be seen.

It also allows us to perform microdental procedures thus saving precious tooth structure. This allows us to follow our commitment towards conservative dentistry.

Digital X-Rays

Our office uses the latest in digital x-ray technology. Digital x-rays offer a detailed image of your entire mouth and also offer up to 80% less radiation than traditional film x-rays.

X-rays play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of dental problems, as well as provide a clear picture for a dentist to accurately diagnose and provide the necessary treatment.

We place a small sensor in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, an x-ray beam is sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to image other sections of your teeth.

The digital dental x-ray system is more sensitive than dental x-ray film systems, so your exposure to x-rays is cut by as much as 90 percent. The large and color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it's easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. Your dental checkups take less time, and it's fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography

CBCT stands for "cone beam computed tomography". This is a particular x-ray machine that is used in situations where standard x-rays are not sufficient. The CBCT uses advanced technology which allows us to view 3D images of a patient's dental structure, soft tissues, bone and nerve pathways within the face and mouth. These special x-rays allow for precise treatments to be put in to effect due to its high quality images and the details within. When the CBCT x-rays are called for, we ask that patients wear comfy and loose fitting clothing and will have to remove any type of metal that can interfere with the scan itself. This includes but is not limited to; jewelry, hairpins, underwire bras and glasses.

Some of the most common procedures in which the CBCT is used are:

  • Impacted teeth
  • Locating oral pain
  • Evaluating jaws, nerves, nasal cavity, and sinuses
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Implant placement
  • Diagnosing TMJ

Paperless Office

Our office utilizes a computer system to organize your appointment information, health and dental records, etc. instead of paper forms.

For those of you who prefer paper forms, we have that option available, as well.