endodontics | bartram park utilizes the most advanced technologies available in the practice of endodontics. These technologies combined with proven clinical techniques offer the patient the best possible outcome to relieve pain and save their natural teeth.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
Cone beam computed tomography is an innovative medical imaging technique that provides endodontists with three-dimensional views of the patient. In certain cases, CBCT greatly enhances the endodontist's ability to diagnose, evaluate, treat and care for patients.
During a CBCT scan, the machine rotates around the patient, capturing images using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These images are then used to construct a 3-D representation of the patient's teeth, oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw and neck), and ears, nose and throat.
In 2015, the AAE and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology issued a revised joint position statement on the use of CBCT in endodontics. The joint statement, an update from 2010, takes into account scientific literature from the past five years as well as research that indicates the effectiveness of 3-D imaging for endodontic diagnosis and treatment. The statement provides 11 specific recommendations and supporting evidence for when CBCT should be considered, and emphasizes that CBCT should not be used routinely for endodontic diagnosis or screening in the absence of clinical symptoms. Consistent with the principles of ALARA - keeping patient radiation doses "as low as reasonably achievable" - the statement notes that the patient's history and clinical examination must justify the use of CBCT.
To learn more or share information with your referring dentists about CBCT and the AAE/AAOMR 2015 position statement, view the following AAE resources:
AAE/AAOMR Revised Joint Position Statement on Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Endodontics
We perform all endodontic procedures using a dental operating microscope.
The dental operating microscope has become an integral part of endodontic practice. For both nonsurgical and surgical endodontic therapy it is indispensable for excellency. Besides the obvious benefits for clinical practice, evidence has become available that demonstrates better outcomes compared to treatment without vision enhancement or magnifying eyewear. Treatment rendered using the dental operating microscope results in superior care for patients, and modern endodontic therapy is more effective because of its use.
TDO: The Digital Office Software
Electronic Health Record – At endodontics | bartram park we utilize an advanced and totally secure electronic health record for our patients. Our web registration system enables you to provide information at your convenience, form the comfort and privacy of your home or our office. This paperless system allows for more effective, through and timely communication with your dentist.
Digital radiography provides an 80% reduction of radiation exposure compared to standard dental film as well as improved identification of dental anatomy. Using Digital Radiography improves the patient’s ability to understand and follow treatment, as well as enhancing collaboration with referring dentists.