Technology

Cone Beam computer tomography- 3-Dimensional X-rays

Our office is equipped with the latest generation Carestream 8100 3-Dimensional Cone Beam Computer Tomography(CBCT). Dr Johnson will utilize a CBCT when deemed appropriate. CBCT imaging is one of the greatest technological advances in dentistry in the past 20 years. This imaging creates a 3-D view of teeth that can be examined from all surfaces. This is a great advantage over traditional 2-D dental x rays. This technology utilizes minimal radiation and is equivalent to only a few regular dental x-rays. The images are utilized in special cases where additional information about your tooth is needed. CBCT images in these instances are critical at enhancing diagnosis, treatment planning, and can improve the prognosis of root canal therapy. In many instances, it can help avoid unnecessary treatment and can aid in determining why a tooth is not responding to initial treatment.

CBCT Technology:

At North Fulton Endodontics, we  believe that we can not fix what we can not see. By implementing a 3-D Cone Beam CT (CBCT) we are able to produce the highest resolution imaging to far better diagnose and treat our patients.

Cone Beam images opens up an amazing world of sight for far better patient diagnostic capabilities and root canal services. We observe incredible anatomical detail and viewing capabilities with powerful, focused-field, high-resolution , 3-D images, and unprecedented x-ray views of the oral cavity.

With a CBCT scan you can:

  • See lesions, anatomy, pathology, and situations not evident otherwise.
  • View previously unseen anatomical detail to diagnose more accurately and treat with higher  confidence  and success.
  • Observe horizontal and vertical fractures and resorption

Special Features of a CBCT Technology:

  • High resolution images allow viewing teeth with crisp clarity
  • Low radiation via innovative area-specific radiography
  • Increased diagnostic ability leads to more efficient appointments, saving you money and time
  • Image acquisition while facing our team member enhances your comfort
  • Lower cost than a medical CT Scan
  • Ideal for: Re-treatment Procedures, Trauma, Resorption, Fractures and Failing Root canals

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Entree Extra Operating Microscope

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Operating Microscope
 
Electric-Handpiece
Electric Handpiece
 
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Apex Locator
 
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Ultra Sonic
 
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Obtura III
 

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System B

The Entree Extra Operating Microscope offers four steps of magnification. With magnification ranging from 4X for an ultra wide field of view to a 16X for close inspection, the operating microscope provides a wide range of increased visibility. The 150-watt halogen light source provides high intensity lighting for excellent illumination. The microscope is very maneuverable and balanced, allowing for fingertip control. The wide aperture optics afford greater light transfer and excellent depth-of-focus. Greater visualization provided by the microscope results in an elevated level of awareness at the diagnostic level and an elevated level of efficiency at the treatment level.

Electric Handpiece

The Aseptico electric handpiece is a digital, high-torque motor for endodontic canal preparation. The handpiece allows for nickle titanium file utilization at a constant torque of approximately 330 RPMs and gates glidden burs at 1200 RPMs.

Apex Locator

The J. Morita Root ZX is over 96% accurate in determining the length of root canals. It is extremely accurate even in a wet canal with sodium hypochlorite, blood, water or local anesthetic, as well as pulp tissue. The advance microprocessor sends out multiple frequencies to determine the apex, thus reducing the number of radiographs.

The ProUltra Piezo Booster – Ultra Sonic

The ProUltra Piezo Booster allows for succussfully removing core material, chasing calcified canals, locating hidden orifices, removing posts and separated instruments, and eliminating obstructions.

Obtura

The Obtura thermoplasticized gutta percha delivery system rapidly fills the most difficult root canal systems insuring a three-dimensional complete seal with efficient and predictable results. The Obtura provides a hermetic seal of all portals of exit due to its unique flow charactaristics.

System B

The System B provides a convenient, reliable, and accurate three-dimensional gutta percha compaction. It allows you to dial in the exact temperature setting, which is maintained throughout the root canal.

Mineral Trioxide Aggregate

Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) is a hydrophillic cement that is extremely biocompatable, capable of stimulating healing and osteogenesis. It is a powder that consists of fine trioxides and other hydrophillic particles, which set in the presence of moisture. MTA is used for internal resorption, perforation repairs, and to close large open apices. MTA allows our treatments to be more predictable and the possibility to save teeth otherwise condemned to extraction.