Technology


Endodontists in Michigan use advanced technology to provide cutting edge service. To learn about some of the technology a Michigan Endodontist may employ, click on the topics below.


Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film x-rays.  The improved diagnostic capability of digital x-rays and the ability to view the x-rays on a computer screen allow the patient to better understand and follow treatment.  Digital x-rays are instant, there is no longer a need to develop the film.  Digital x-rays save time and increase patient care.  It’s also a very green technology.  By eliminating film, developer and chemical waste it is better for you and the environment!
The use of specialized operating microscopes means that the doctor is able to get a detailed look at the work they are doing during all phases of your endodontic treatment.  The additional magnification and illumination allow them to work with great precision and see small details such as calcified canals and fractures.  The Endodontist is able to more accurately diagnose and treat the patient using a dental surgical microscope to improve the potential outcome of the treatment from “good” to “excellent”.  Further, some microscopes may be equipped with high resolution video and digital photography allowing the doctor to enhance patient communication and document treatment.
Using Electronic Medical Records allows endodontists to quickly and accurately access patient information in order to provide the utmost in patient care.  This helps to ensure patient confidentiality as well as reduce the need for paper.  Using a digital format allows for quick access to your information when needed for insurance records yet provides a secure filing system.
An intra-oral camera combines the latest video technologies with dental care. Both the patient and endodontist can see detailed images of the teeth and mouth in real time.  With an intra-oral camera, you are able to better understand what is happening in your mouth and review the status of your oral health.
These handpieces provide less vibration and noise than traditional dental drills. Not only are they quieter, but also more efficient in tooth preparation making dental procedures shorter and more manageable.
Are used for periodontal (gum) and osseous (bone) surgery. These handpieces are gently and meticulously used to remove harmful bacteria without requiring invasive measures.
These television monitors may befound next to patient chairs. Patients can watch a movie or TV show. Patients can also view their dental x-rays when speaking to the endodontist about the findings for a better understanding of their oral health.
Offices may offer free Wi-Fi for patients to use while visiting the office.