Thanks to the technological advancements in dentistry, root canals are now easier to proceed with than ever before. For those scared of going to the dentist, the technological advancements in the diagnostic tools make the procedure less complicated and make the extraction of the infected tooth a breeze. At Long Island Endodontics, getting a root canal is as easy and painless as getting a filling.
Root canal treatment is necessary when the soft inner tissue, or pulp, of the tooth, becomes inflamed or infected. This may happen as a result of deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a blow to the tooth. Dr. Berry uses endodontic treatment to remove the damaged pulp, clean the tooth’s canals, and fill to help preserve the tooth.
Diagnosing Root Canal Treatment with Cone Beam Computed Tomography
Long Island Endodontics specializes in Infected Root Canal Treatment by providing patients with the highest standard of service. By utilizing the latest technology, they can provide Root Canal Treatment faster and better than ever before. Compared to traditional x-rays, which only provide flat views of the bone and teeth, Dr. Berry gets 3D radiographic images from his CBCT Scans to better diagnose and operate on patients.
Dr. Berry diagnoses root canal treatment with cone-beam computed tomography, also known as CBCT, to make the root canal procedure quicker and more efficient. CBCT Scans take digital, low-radiation x-rays, giving our team detailed views of the facial skeleton and teeth in less than a minute. The 3D radiographic images are stored digitally and can be view immediately by the doctor. These 3D radiographic images can be viewed from every angle, allowing Dr. Berry to visualize each individual root canal within a tooth. The high-resolution CBCT 3-D images show the exact shape and branches of each root canal, as each tooth has between one and three roots, and within these roots, there can be multiple canals. By seeing the exact shape of each root canal, our doctors can determine the precise location of any infection.
High-Tech Magnification Technology to Improve Root Canals Procedures
If you’re opposed to Dr. Berry’s low-radiation approach and want a traditional root canal, then allow Dr. Berry to use other technological advancements in root canal therapy to make the process easier for you! The advanced instruments that have been implemented in Long Island Endodontics are high-powered surgical microscopes and surgical loupes. Previously, endodontic procedures that were nearly impossible to treat have become routine with the use of microscopes. These high-powered surgical microscopes provide higher levels of magnification and illumination, which have allowed Dr. Berry and his team to improve their specialty in root canals to consistently deliver excellent results. Many of these infected canals are too small to be seen by the naked eye. However, the high-powered surgical microscopes and surgical loupes allow Dr. Berry to remove the damaged pulp, clean the tooth’s canals, and fill to help preserve the tooth.
The Wand Increases Comfortability During Root Canals Procedures
Everyone associates root canals with pain, but no longer! Thanks to the advancements in anesthetic injections, it is easier to numb the tooth, so patients won’t have to feel any pain during the root canal procedure. Stop fearing the anesthetic shot and enjoy the new needle which enables all anesthetic injections to be more comfortable for the patient and easier to perform. If you’re against the use of anesthetic injections, talk to Dr. Berry about other sedation options so your root canal treatment may go more smoothly. The wand in just another way modern technology is making it easier for people to receive the dental care they need. If you’re interested in getting your Infected Root Canal treated, call Long Island Endodontics today by dialing (516) 374-3663. We look forward to working with you!