Digital x-rays are becoming more and more popular in the dental industry. A digital x-ray will allow your dentist to take an image of your teeth and add it to an imaging program. With this program, there are numerous tools that allow your dentist to get an up close and personal look at your teeth and their surrounding areas with pinpoint accuracy. Digital x-rays also have 80% less radiation than a traditional x-ray has. This is because the digital x-ray is much more sensitive to the radiation and was customized with you in mind.
The intraoral camera is a great piece of diagnostic equipment that’s used to view different angles in your mouth that couldn’t be seen just a few years ago. The camera allows your dentist to see your entire mouth on a monitor to get a closer look at any possible problems that you might have. You can also see your mouth for yourself using the same images. The images are also good because they can help get procedure approval from your insurance company.
Endodontics is usually called root canals and are a procedure where the roots or nerves of one tooth or several teeth are removed because of an infection that’s causing pain. Rotary endodontic is a process of going through this procedure using a specialized electric handpiece. It allows for the procedure to be finished faster and makes the process easier on your dentist.
There are two different types of handpieces: air-driven, and electric. The electric handpieces are a lot stronger than their air-driven counterpart because the motor spins the bur instead of the air. Because of this increased strength, your dentist can remove decay much more quickly. This will reduce the time it usually takes for a procedure to be finished.