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How Technology Helps in Endodontics

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in the care of teeth that are infected, causing pain, or otherwise injured. When you need to see an endodontist, you want them to be on the cutting edge in their field and using the latest technology. 

For the highest level of care for troubled teeth, look no further than Rick Davis, DDS, Rick Schwartz, DDS, and our professional team at Endodontic Consultants of San Antonio. We perform the most current and effective procedures using state-of-the-art endodontic technology.

How our endodontic technology helps you

Our proactive approach to endodontic care is evident before you even come in for your appointment. We use electronic charts, allowing you to fill out necessary forms ahead of time and helping us receive information, like digital X-rays, from a referring doctor.

We take pride in being a state-of-the-art practice. That pride is backed by the expertise, knowledge, and experience to administer the latest in endodontic technology to safely and efficiently preserve and protect your teeth. Technology we use includes:

GentleWave®

We introduced this technology recently based on excellent results. With GentleWave, we can clean your tooth more thoroughly and finish your root canal in one procedure.

Electronic apex locators

When we perform a root canal, we need to locate the end of the root where it meets the tooth. Computer-based electronic apex locators allow us to accurately measure the length of your root canal, which cuts your treatment time drastically. It also reduces the need for X-rays.

Surgical operating microscopes

To view the target area, appropriate magnification and lighting help us ensure the best possible outcome. Our microscopes allow us to see the most minute areas of your tooth and root canal.

Digital radiography 

Conventional X-rays expose you to high levels of radiation. We use digital radiography to significantly lessen your exposure, plus we can easily share the captured images electronically with other providers to help simplify your care. 

With digital radiography, we can also increase the contrast and enlarge images for a more accurate diagnosis of your tooth problem.

Limited field 3D imaging

Sometimes, we need to “see through” your teeth. That’s what 3D imaging allows us to do. We can view your problem tooth from all dimensions, and our technology emits a fraction of radiation compared to that of a CT scan.

When you come in for a consultation, we work with you to decide on the best treatment solution for your situation. Our goal is to successfully repair your tooth safely and efficiently.

To learn more about how we can meet your endodontic needs, call us today at our San Antonio, Texas, office or schedule your appointment online. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to send us a message. 

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