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Endodontic therapy provides a predictable method to retain most teeth. The evolution of treatment has been greatly influenced by new technologies. With that being said, we have available to us many new devices and methods to make your care comfortable and successful. However, it is very important to remember that choosing the appropriate instruments and techniques for your treatment is why our years of clinical experience are so important.

Anesthetics
The vast majority of cases are successfully treated with various techniques of local anesthetics. Our doctors are trained to utilize infiltration, block, single tooth and intraosseous injections. It is our sincere intent to provide you with as comfortable experience as possible.

Digital Radiography
This technology utilizes sensors that instantly transmit the radiographic image of your tooth directly onto an operatory computer monitor. This system lowers the already low dosage radiation needed to take a conventional film by over 90%. Because these images are digital, they can be enlarged and enhanced to help in the diagnosis and treatment of your tooth. These images are archived in your dental record, and can also be e-mailed to your referring doctor.

Visual Magnification
In addition to digital radiography, we may use special magnification loops, microscopes and fiber optic illumination which can aid the doctors to see tiny details inside your tooth.

Apex Locators
These instruments can electronically help determine the measurements of teeth and may be used as an adjunct in your treatment.

Ultrasonics
These devices help in locating canals, removing obstructions from canals and in cleaning canals.

Nickel-titanium instruments
These instruments have helped to revolutionize endodontics. They have greater flexibility than the standard stainless instruments, allowing more efficient cleaning and shaping of the canals. These instruments are able to follow the different curves and bends that are encountered. This will allow for more complete removal of bacteria and any debris that accumulates in canals.

Electric motors and handpieces
These instruments are used along with the nickel-titanium files. Being electric, the motor’s speed and torque can be easily managed, resulting in more control in cleaning root canals.