Superior Quality & Maximum Patient Safety
Our goal is to provide you with the best, most accurate, and thorough diagnosis possible. Recent technological breakthroughs have allowed us to make major advances in our ability to achieve that goal. CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography), also referred to as 3D, is a new technology similar to CAT scans in that it will give us a 360 degree three dimensional view of the area we are examining.
Taking the image is very simple. The scan generally takes between 10 to 20 seconds and the images are transferred directly to a computer. A common question is the amount of radiation that is emitted in obtaining this type of image. In an effort to provide the best care and lowest radiation dose possible, our machines offer an extremely low radiation dose. Below are a few comparisons for a typical 40 x 40 mm scan.
- Less than a medical chest X-ray
- Less than 2 standard panoramic X-rays
- Less than the amount of radiation absorbed during a flight from Los Angeles to New York (cosmic radiation)
We look forward to providing you with exceptional care utilizing the most current and advanced technology available in dentistry.
RC 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. RC 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 introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontic Microsurgery. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes, by Carl Zeiss, that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our surgical procedures.
Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see. In addition, we have incorporated the latest high definition video allowing us to record our procedures with unequaled clarity and detail.
Intraoral cameras have incredible technological features. With LED lighting, a head that rotates from 0 to 90 degrees, and powerful magnifying capabilities (some cameras can zoom in up to 100x), your dentist can examine your mouth in extreme detail. Dentists can display clear, colorful images, allowing them to point out any issues and discuss them with you immediately. You’ll certainly learn a lot about your mouth! And the more you see and understand, the more confident you can be when making treatment decisions.