Cone Beam CT
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, small volume cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate, 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of endodontic disease. This allows three-dimensional visualization of teeth, bone, sinuses and surrounding structures with minimal exposure to the patient, enabling a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies (regular dental radiographs). With the use of cone-beam CT technology in our office, we are committed to providing high-quality patient care.
Digital Radiography (‘X-Rays’):
WATERLOO ENDODONTICS carefully chooses which and when radiographs are taken. Radiographs allow us to see things which we cannot see with our eyes alone. We can examine the roots and nerves of teeth, visualize lesions, and assess damage when dental trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. WATERLOO ENDODONTICS utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital radiography, exposure time is significantly less when compared to traditional radiography. Digital radiographs offer more precision since we view the image on a large computer monitor, instead of looking at a traditional small analog radiographic film.
Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information quickly and easily. Digital imaging allows us to store your radiographs and other digital images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to your dentist or to your insurance company if needed.
The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontics. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes, by Global Surgical Corporation, which provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our endodontic procedures. Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see. In addition, we have incorporated the latest digital photography, allowing us to record our procedures with unequalled clarity and detail.