Other Professional Category: Endodontics
Advanced endodontic technology has transformed the entire dental experience for optimum patient care. When a dental patient has a toothache, experiences pain when biting, or suffers a sports injury, dental trauma, or tooth discoloration, early intervention now requires less involved treatment to save the tooth. The pantheon level of game-changing endodontic technology is Cone-Beam Imaging (CBCT). The origin of CBCT preoperative diagnosis and treatment planning in endodontics is the digital two-dimensional (2-D) radiograph, which is still the standard type of X-ray in endodontic practices. Cone-Beam Imaging, on the other hand, is three-dimensional (3-D) and even four-dimensional (4-D), which makes a huge difference when it comes to saving teeth. Cone Beam Imaging Technology provides three significant opportunities for patients to save a tooth and prevent tooth loss:
- Diagnosing the source of pain. The detection rate of periapical lesions/pathology is only 20 percent when using conventional radiographs. CBCT imaging has a dramatically high detection success.
- Detecting cracked teeth and vertical root fractures (VRF). While 2-D radiographs have limited value for the diagnosis of VRFs, early detection with CBCT may save a tooth and prevent tooth loss.
- Endodontic detection of traumatic dental injuries. Painful traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) require Cone-Beam Imaging for early diagnosis and treatment and can save teeth. This is especially helpful for children, who are at a greater risk for these injuries.
- The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation reports that more than 3 million children’s teeth are knocked out in sporting events each year.
- Taking an endodontic treatment approach to dental injuries that occur due to sporting events
or other dental accidents provides a rewarding opportunity to save teeth for a lifetime! General dentists should include endodontists as part of their dental team, as endodontists use innovative diagnostic imaging and technology, and have specialty training to ensure their patients experience successful results.
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Goodis Endodontics: 20175 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods (313-886-4040)
Sterling Endodontics: 41400 Dequindre, Ste. 125, Sterling Heights (586-726-1999)
Bay Pointe Endodontics: 35054 23 Mile Rd.Bldg. B, Ste. 105, New Baltimore (586-725-0200)