Stafford Endodontics carefully chooses which and when 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.
Dental radiographs and digital CBCT (3D X-ray) scans are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Stafford Endodontics utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office including 3D imaging. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see decay and necrosis better. It is Stafford Endodontics standard of care to take a CBCT scan at the evaluation appointment. The patient will be notified if their insurance will cover the CBCT scan as well as their out of pocket cost prior to being seen by the doctor.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to your general dentist, other specialty referrals or insurance companies.
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. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontic Microsurgery. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes, by Carl Zeiss, that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our procedures.
Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see.