Micro Endodontics – Root Canal Treatment Under Microscope
Micro endodontics, a recent breakthrough in the field of endodontics has become an exceptional modality of treatment to enhance the standard of endodontic care. This latest innovation has improved the clinician’s operating field by better visualization and magnification of three dimensional tooth structures. Micro endodonticsalso knownas minimally invasive endodontics leads to least amount of changes in the tooth structure by providing better vision of the operating field. Using a microscope will limit the human errors by mastering all the minute structures in a root canal system thereby preserving the strength and function of an endodontically treated tooth.
Apollo Dental is equipped with all the latest technology including microscope loupes, surgical microscopesto deliver exceptional endodontic results. Our team of endodontists is always dedicated to practise the latest treatment modalities to provide finest endodontic care.
How is micro endodontics beneficial?
Microscopic Endodontics help inimproving the clinician’s visual field in detecting the minute fractures or cracks in a tooth. It also helps in diagnosis and evaluation of the treatment outcome even before the actual procedure is initiated. Micro endodontics helps in clear visualization of the tooth anomalies like narrow canals, curvatures in a canal, unusually positioned canals and identification of accessory canals that are undetectable to the tactile sensation using conventional endodontic files. It is handy in retreatment cases to detect missing canals and poorly obturated canals. Further, it succors in removal of unwanted materialslike separated instruments, guttapercha points that are imperceptible in traditional approach. It further helps in the assessment of the treatment at each step throughout the procedure and anyperforations in a tooth can be precisely repaired by its use.
How does a microscope work?
Endodonticshas always been in practice with the concept of ‘feel’. For long term success of root canal treatment, all the root canals including accessory canals and apical opening of the root are to be sealed accurately to prevent further infections. Apex of the root and other accessory canals were always felt mechanically over the years by endodontic instruments like ProTaper files, apex locators etc.With the advent of microscopes, clinicians could visualize the structures in the tooth which greatly enhances the quality of the treatment. Microscopic loupes and dental operating microscopes are used to see and conceptualize the tooth structures during endodontic procedures.
Micro endodontics at Apollo Dental
We most commonly use magnification loupes which provide good visual field.
We also use surgical operating microscopes to ensure successful endodontic results in the long run. To use these microscopes in endodontics, we have specially designed micro instruments like micropeners, micromirriors etc. To achieve greater impact, we follow certain protocols while using microscopes such as provision of adequate lightening, proper isolation of the operating field by rubber dam placement, patient education as patient compliance is must for the use of microscope. We have well trained dental assistants who can help clinicians increase their efficiency by assisting them during the use of microscope.All our dental clinics are set up with this latest technology and globally trained dentists to practice micro endodontics efficaciously and ethically on a daily basis.