TECHNOLOGY

Technology

Our office employs many types of new technology.  These technologies benefit the patient by offering improved diagnosis and care.

CS 8100 3D Extraoral Imaging System

The CS 8100 3D extraoral imaging system gives our practice the ability to capture both high quality 2D and 3D digital images, all while limiting dose exposure, which means a safer and quicker dental visit for our patients. Digital images are available for viewing almost immediately and some images can even be captured in as little as seven seconds, using 50 percent less radiation than standard image capture.

The true-to-life, high resolution images that 3D technology provides means that Blondin-Assogna Endodontics has the most accurate view of patients’ anatomy for improved diagnostic, treatment planning and surgical predictability. Additionally, the CS 8100 3D provides more services in-office, reducing Blondin-Assogna Endodontics need to refer patients to outside imaging centers:

That means fewer visits and faster treatment for you. As patient well-being is always our top concern, the innovative patient-centric design of the CS 8100 3D helps us obtain high-quality images while always taking your comfort into consideration. The open design of the CS 8100 3D makes exams more comfortable and less stressful for patients; the unit can also capture images whether a patient is seated or standing, ensuring that you’re at ease no matter what.

Digital X-ray

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!

Microscopes and Imaging

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 treatment.  The additional magnification and illumination allow them to work with great precision and see small details such as calcified canals and fractures.  The doctor 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.

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

Using Electronic Medical Records our practice is able 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.

Ultrasonics

A sophisticated ultrasonic unit is integrated in each operatory for root end surgery, non-surgical re-treatment, to remove broken instruments, posts, chase calcified canals, and other procedures. Diamond coated ultrasonic tips result in faster and smoother retro preparation.

Nickel-Titanium Rotary Instruments

The degree of cleaning and shaping determines the success of root canal therapy. Files that are used to remove harmful material from the root canals and give them the correct shape are made of a unique alloy of nickel-titanium. Hand and rotary instruments are used along with liquid antimicrobial agents help maximize the removal of bacteria within the root canal system.

MTA

ProRoot® MTA is a revolutionary root canal repair material that is a unique improvement over other materials used for repair. Made up of fine hydrophilic particles that set in the presence of water, ProRoot® MTA seals off all pathways between the root canal system and surrounding tissues, significantly reducing bacterial migration. Its excellent biocompatibility with the dentinal wall and surrounding tissue allows for a predictable clinical healing response. Our doctors use ProRoot® MTA for:

• repair of root perforations

• treating internal and external root resorption

• root-end filling

• pulp-capping

• apexogenesis

• apical plug during apexification

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