Technology

At Twin Cities Endodontics Specialists, we focus on educating on dental care and operate with the most innovative technology and equipment that dentistry has to offer.

Our doctors and clinicians use:

  • High-magnification microscopes and fiber optic illumination with video.
  • Low-radiation CDR (computerized dental radiographs) and digital X-rays.
  • Ultrasonics units to identify and treat even the most difficult cases.
  • Microscopic tips to insure accurate and speedy treatment.
  • Nickel-titanium hand and rotary instruments; ideal for difficult canals.

Operating Microscopes

We utilize special operating microscopes. Magnification and fiber optic illumination are helpful in aiding the doctor to see tiny details inside your tooth. Also, a tiny video camera on the operating microscope can record images of your tooth to further document the doctor’s findings.

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays enable us to lower the amount of radiation used in exposing radiographs. The x-ray is viewed on a computer monitor enabling better diagnosis capacity and allowing the patient to see their own teeth.

Our doctors use the latest, well-researched materials and techniques for performing root canal treatment. If you have not had endodontic treatment within the last five years, you will be amazed at how easily and painlessly most procedures can be performed.

Conebeam CBCT

We have access to Cone Beam CT technology. This low radiation X-ray is like a medical CAT scan. This enables us to see your tooth from all dimensions and is useful in cases of difficult diagnosis.

Ultrasonics

Our operatories are equipped with sophisticated ultrasonic units which are used to remove posts and metal instruments, as well as aid in the search for calcified canals. These units are also used to prepare the root-end for a retrograde filling in cases when microsurgical intervention is indicated. The diamond coated microscopic tips vibrate up to 25,000 cycles per second to insure accurate and speedy preparation.

Nickel-Titanium Instruments

The cleaning and shaping of the root canal is aided by the use of metal instruments made of a unique alloy of nickel-titanium. We use both hand and rotary instruments along with liquid antimicrobial agents to help remove bacteria and tissue.

Mineral Trioxide Aggregate

A hydrophilic cement-like material that is a relatively new advancement in endodontic treatment. Our doctors use MTA for pulp capping, resorption repairs, perforation repairs, root end filling during surgical treatment, and apical plug during apexification. Current literature supports its use as a biocompatible material with excellent resistance to leakage.

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