Microscope Dentistry & Root Canal Treatment Adelaide
Vision is key to a long lasting and precise restoration that is why we have invested in the best operating microscope on the market, a Zeiss OPMI PROrgo.
- Magnification has long been used in dentistry mainly by way of dental magnification loupes.
- Dental operating microscopes have been around for a better part of 20 years.
- The view, clarity and magnification are far better through a microscope, loupes do not come close.
Our Microscope has a Canon SLR camera as well as a Sony HD camera for live recording and image capture allowing us to communicate and clearly demonstrate what needs to be done. A picture tells a 1000 words and we can show it in extreme clarity. An informed patient is usually a happy one.
All aspects of dentistry are performed by Dr Zielinski with the aid of the microscope. From simple fissure sealants, through to crowns bridges and especially endodontics.
When you do fillings through a microscope you see exactly what you are cutting (old filling or decay) and cut very conservatively preserving vital tooth structure.You see if the tooth is decay free. You see the proximity of the pulp chamber and if the dentine is dry but not over dry (crucial in composite fillings). The filling material is placed correctly and on completion you see how precisely the filling is polished. You do actually see the bur marks on tooth and filling if not polished properly, this is not visible with the naked eye and not that clear through the standard 2.5 magnification dental loupes.
Crowns and veneers prepared under a microscope are precise and smooth with good margins, essential for a long lasting crown.
Remember that in restorative dentistry, a precise job is long lasting and thus conservative. If for example a poorly fitting crown has to be redone once or twice over a 20 year period as opposed to one which lasts the 20 years then it is obvious that the one crown is by far the more conservative since every time the tooth is reprepared, more tooth is inevitably cut. The less tooth that you have to cut to achieve the desired result the better off is the patient by having more vital tooth structure and financially too. Why redo 2 or 3 times when once is enough.
Root Canal Treatment Adelaide
Root canal treatment is required when the nerve of a tooth becomes infected or decayed. To save the tooth, the pulp (which is the inside of the tooth such as nerves, bacteria or decay) needs to be removed and replaced with our hygienic and specialized dental materials which can restore the tooth back to normal use. Having root canal treatment in this case is the best option rather than having to remove the tooth completely. Removing a tooth can be more expensive and may not be the best thing for the surrounding teeth. Root canal treatment when done successfully can last a lifetime although in some cases this work may need to be done again to retreat any potential future infections and protect the tooth.
Endodontics or Root Canals as is colloquially known really should not be done without a microscope. All endodontists use one as routine. You see all the way down the canal, unusual anatomy of the canals, cracks and the hidden accessory canals. The final filling is precise and you see if the canal really is dry before filling it up.
The patient benefits of Microscope dentistry are endless.
Suspected Root Canal Symptoms
- Severe Tooth Ache
- Hot & Cold Sensitivity
- Pain & Swelling
- Potential Abscess Or Gum Problems
- No Physical Symptoms
What's Involved With Root Canal Treatment?
The root canal procedure will require between one to three appointments and should only be performed by a professional dentist or endodontist (a root canal specialist).
Once the tooth is numb, a rubber dam / rubber sheet will be placed around the tooth to prevent saliva and keep the area dry. An opening is made on top of the tooth and a series of root canal files are placed into the opening, one at a time, removing the pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria. If tooth decay is present, we will also remove this with special dental instruments.
After the tooth is cleaned thoroughly, we will seal it with either a permanent filling or, if additional appointments are needed, a temporary filling will be used.
At the next appointment, usually a week later, the roots and the inside cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with special dental materials. A filling will be placed to cover the top of the tooth and In addition, all teeth that have root canal treatment should have a crown (cap) placed. This will help to protect the tooth and prevent breaking, and restore the tooth to its full function.
After root canal treatment, your tooth may still be sensitive, but this will subside as the inflammation diminishes and the tooth has healed.
You will be given care instructions after each appointment. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal treatment.
If you suspect you have the need for treatment, book an appointment with us today and we'll have you smiling again in no time.
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