Technology

Advancements in the endodontic field are discovered all the time, and Northshore Endodontics keeps up with these advancements so that we provide our patients with the most comfortable, stress-free, up-to-date procedures available.

Take a look at the modern tools and procedures we use to bring the highest quality of care to our patients:

Digital Radiography

Digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging that uses digital x-ray sensors, streamlining the x-ray process as well as enabling for x-rays to be digitally transferred and enhanced with the mere click of a button. This time-saving method also allows for the most accurate x-rays available, and makes it easy for your general dentist to see your x-rays once your visits to Northshore are complete.

Fiber-Optic Illumination

Fiber optic illumination is a new way of exposing all parts of your tooth using small fiber optic lights that can target minute and specific areas of your tooth. These lights work in conjunction with a microscope that allows Northshore to identify every little detail about a tooth. This helps your endodontist determine exactly what care you need to nip any problems in the bud before they further jeopardize your oral health.

Rotary Instrumentation

Rotary instruments are the next evolution from the old-school file and reamers used to shave down teeth in advance of a root canal. Rotary tools allow for endodontists to vary the speed with which they’re shaving down a tooth, and give them greater control to focus their work on a particular area of the tooth. Endodontists can also apply less pressure on a tooth to gain the same results when using rotary tools, and the duration of the tooth-shaving process is streamlined as a result of these conveniences.

Electronic Apex Locator

An electronic apex locator can find the location of the apical foramen, otherwise known as the apex (or base) of a root canal. Because the apex of a root canal has been found to have resistance to electrical current, endodontists can find the apex by using a pair of electrodes hooked into the lip and attached to an endodontic file (or rotary tool). When the electrodes meet resistance, that’s the easiest way to indicate the apex of the root canal. This is a simple and pain-free way for endodontists to discover how deep the root canal runs in your tooth, and what action must be taken.

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