Cone Beam Computed Technologies
Also known as CBCT, allows Dr. Brown to take a three dimensional image of the tooth in question to view roots, canals, and other morphology that might not be readily seen on a traditional x-ray. Having this information will allow Dr. Brown to better treat your needs giving a more predictable outcome.
Village 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. Village 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 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.
The microscope is a must for doing root canal therapy. This gives Dr. Brown an enlarged view of the extremely small canals that are being treated during root canal therapy; this is very beneficial when canals are calcified or if they are in unusual locations. If your tooth has already had a root canal, but is re-infected, then re-treatment therapy may be needed. The microscope allows Dr. Brown to find canals that may have been missed when the root canal was initially done without a microscope.