Fourth Ave 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. Fourth Ave Endodontics utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent 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: 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.
All endodontic treatments are performed through operating microscopes. This allows for an unparalleled magnification beyond that of the naked eye to promote the preservation of tooth structure, better access to accessory canals, and overall better outcomes. High-definition video capabilities also allows for detailed viewing.
Fourth Ave Endodontics has made it a priority to have the latest technologies available in facilitating an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment planning. The CBCT scanner allows the Endodontist to consult a high resolution 3-dimensional visualization of the tooth and all surrounding structures with minimal radiation exposure. This can allow for a greater accuracy and success in intervention. This is a perspective not available in typical 2-D dental x-rays.
Waterlase Express has the power and simplicity to solve dental problems efficiently and beyond expectation. The versatile and gentle combination of laser energy and water has the power to relieve dental anxiety at the source.
Waterlase lasers effectively fight endodontic infection and can perform disinfection and cleaning, open dentinal tubules, decontamination prior to obturation, pulpotomy and pulp extirpation, and smear layer removal in the canal.