Today’s advanced endodontic treatments and materials can give you a healthier, more complete smile that can last you a lifetime!
Until recently, endodontic therapy was performed using tactile sensitivity, and the only way to see inside the root canal system was to take a radiograph.
Perform endodontic therapy entailed ‘‘working blind,’’ that is, most of the effort was taken using only tactile skills with minimum visual information available.
The presence of a problem (a ledge, a perforation, a blockage, a broken instrument) was only ‘‘felt,’’ and the clinical management of the problem was never predictable and depended on happenstance. Therefore, the success of the treatment was doubtful till the evolution of micro-endodontic.
These developments have improved the precision with which endodontic is performed. These advances have enabled clinicians to complete procedures that were once considered impossible or that could be performed only by talented or lucky clinicians.
The most important revolution has been the introduction and widespread adoption of the operating microscope (OM).
OMs have been used for decades in other medical disciplines: ophthalmology, neurosurgery, reconstructive surgery, otorhinolaryngology, and vascular surgery.
Its introduction into dentistry in the last 15 years, particularly in endodontics, has revolutionized how endodontics is practiced worldwide.
In micro endodontics, the microscope’s magnification and clarity allow the examination of the pulpal floor and root canals in such minute detail that those details previously unnoticed suddenly become very obvious. In combination with the microscope, ultrasonic tips allow dentists to locate and treat a missed second mesiobuccal canal in an upper molar or retrieve separated instruments with a higher level of certainty and ease. The lucky is YOU nowadays.