Cone Beam CT
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, small volume cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate, 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of endodontic disease. This allows three-dimensional visualization of teeth, bone, sinuses and surrounding structures with minimal radiation to the patient, enabling a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies (regular dental x-rays). With the addition of cone-beam CT technology to our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality, patient care.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Capitol Endodontics carefully chooses when and how many 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.
Capitol Endodontics utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. 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. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs, and digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you. Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to your family dentist, other specialists or insurance companies.
Surgical Operating Microscopes
The introduction of the surgical operating microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontics. We have invested in high quality microscopes that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our non-surgical and surgical procedures. Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see.
Modern Sterilization Techniques
Our team abides by the highest level of infection control, as indicated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We will do everything possible to provide you witht he highest quality of care while maximizing your protection.