Cone Beam CT
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, small volume cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate, 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning, and treatment of endodontic disease. This yields three-dimensional visualization of teeth, bone, sinuses, and surrounding structures with minimal radiation to the patient, enabling a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technology (regular dental x-rays). With the addition of cone-beam CT technology to our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality patient care.
Charlotte Endodontics is highly selective when it comes to radiographs and follows several professional guidelines. By allowing 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 and assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Charlotte Endodontics utilizes digital imaging within the office. Exposure time with digital imaging is about 90% less than traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. Digital x-rays offer more precision with 1/6 the radiation exposure than traditional film.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of endodontic microsurgery. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our surgical procedures. Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see.