…or saving teeth does not depend on microscope
Those patients, who have ever been in our clinic, know, that we are passionate about saving teeth. As long as it makes sense to treat a tooth and gives us the chance to keep it, we do. We could say it is a family tradition.
Endodontist is not made by dental microscope. Like all the other fields of dentistry, endodontics also imporoved a lot the past decades. Many new intruments were developed with the goal to make endodontic treatments easier and more effective.
One of the most important developements is the dental endo motor, a rotary motor that makes the treatments faster and more precise, and decreases the possibility of the infection of the roots. Also the materials of the needle we use for the treatment has been changed. With the appearing of the NiTi needles the incidence rate of the needle breakage has been dramatically decreased. The NiTi needles’ flexibility makes possible to treat as bended channels as visible in this picture. Another instrument that made our life easier and we use in our daily routine is called apexlocator. This machine shows us where to find the end of the channel without infecting or damaging the tissues around it. CbCT recording became also a very important technology in dentistry. It is an ease way to get a 3D recording from the tooth and allowing us greater understanding of the questionable tooth. And the CBCT scan uses a lower dose of radiation than a regular CT scan.
The endodontic treatment itself does not guarantee success. It is just a possible treatment to save an infected tooth.
Just as in other fields of medicine, microscopes appeared in dentistry too. It is beyond any argument that microscopes have great benefits, as the ergonomic adventages that helps doctors avoid back pain and it also gives professional outlook to the doctors who use the instrument.
It is a fact that in modern endodontics we are looking for extra canals and microscopes can provide a better look to the opening of them. However, an experienced dentist, who knows where to look for the canals can find them easy.
„If you can not see without a microscope, you should not treat it .”
The other problem with the microscopes is the bending of the channels. If all the channels we treat would be straight, then with proper lightening and microscope maybe we could look at to the apical part of the teeth. But in real life it is never like that. So the useness of the microscope is negligible compare the other instruments I listed before.
In our clinic we use all the instruments that makes easier and more effective the porcess of saving teeth. We do save teeth. Without microscope.