Endodontic Microscopes — At Lincoln Park Endodontics, we utilize special operating microscopes. These instruments help magnify and illuminate your tooth during treatment, to ensure complete removal of infected material. Also, a small camera on the operating microscope can record images of your tooth to further document the doctor’s findings.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) — While traditional dental radiographs are still standard in routine endodontic treatments, they are limited to two-dimensional images of a three-dimensional objects (your teeth and supporting structures). In cases of failing root canal treatments, abnormal anatomy, or suspected pathology, a 3-D scan can provide an extremely accurate view of the entire structure. These scans can help guide us through complicated treatments, and in some cases can help us decide whether endodontic treatment is even a viable option.
Electronic Apex Locators — These devices allow for the electronic measurement of root canals, thereby reducing the need to take multiple radiographs during treatment. This also reduces the time needed to complete the procedure.
Ultrasonics — These devices, particularly useful during microscope endodontics, aid in the removal of canal obstructions such as small pins and posts in cases of root canal retreatment. Additionally, they can be used for locating hidden canals that are sometimes missed during conventional root canal treatment.