New South 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 are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. New South Endodontics utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. 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 cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists 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.
Surgical Microscopes: High Definition Dentistry
Few tasks in life can be effectively performed without good vision. Performing quality and durable dentistry is simply not possible without maximum magnification and maximum illumination. Regardless of a dentist’s dedication to quality, if extreme magnification and illumination is not used, critical details cannot be seen and the quality of the work is compromised. Surgical operating microscopes allow dentist to magnify and illuminate the tooth to a degree that is impossible in any other way. Dr. Elliott performs all of his dental procedures using the latest Global microscopes with LED illumination. With the use of the microscope, he is able to see and address problems inside and outside of the tooth that would otherwise go unseen. Naturally, when you magnify anything 25x as you shine a very bright light on it, you can see it better. It cannot be overstated the significance of a dentist being able to see what is actually going on with a tooth. This enhanced vision allows Dr. Elliott to address the very small details that often determine the ultimate outcome of a dental procedure. It’s simply not possible to find and repair tooth problems if your dentist cannot see them.