Endodontic treatments have come a long way in recent years due in part to modern advancements in endodontic technology. Visiting an endodontist is much different than it would have been even just a few years ago thanks to advanced digital imaging tools that help automate office procedures. These tools allow for better accuracy, greater comfort and improved outcomes for patients.
Endodontic procedures such as root canals can be made more comfortable and efficient with the use of digital imaging, 3D printing, and advanced instrumentation. For example, digital x-rays allow our endodontist to quickly and accurately diagnose problems and create precise treatment plans, while our advanced instrumentation can make root canal procedures faster and more efficient.
3D printing also plays a role in endodontics by allowing for the creation of custom guides for root canal procedures, which can improve accuracy and reduce the risk of complications. The integration of technology in endodontics not only benefits our patients by making procedures more comfortable, but it also enables us to provide a higher standard of care by allowing for earlier and more accurate diagnoses and treatments.
3D Cone Beam Imaging – Technology that captures 360-degree images of the teeth, jaw, and connective tissues.
Apex Locators – Electronic devices capable of identifying the apex, or endpoint, of a tooth root. With an accuracy of more than 96 percent, this device makes it possible for an endodontist to administer root filling within 0.5mm of the apex.
Ultrasonics – Advanced devices capable of aiding in retreatments that require the removal of metal instruments, such as posts, in the canal system. Ultrasonics can make it possible to identify calcified canals and assist in preserving the natural tooth.
Surgical Microscopes – Surgical microscopes magnify the treatment site to allow endodontists to see into the tooth root system with greater detail. Surgical microscopes allow for increased precision when treating complicated root systems.
West LA Endodontics is home to one of the top endodontists in Los Angeles. At West LA Endodontics, patient comfort comes first. We specialize in endodontic procedures such as root canals, root canal re-treatments, and other minimally invasive procedures like Cone Beam CT scans and microscopical surgery. Modern technology is fully utilized in our office. We use the most biocompatible materials currently available for root canal procedures and have a cutting-edge sterilizing system that exceeds OSHA standards.
Our expert endodontist is committed to offering top-notch, modern dental care. We succeed in that purpose thanks to a cutting-edge office equipped with the most recent endodontic technology obtainable in Los Angeles. Our very high rate of long-term success also helps to ensure that our patients are happy. For us, success is when a patient leaves satisfied and pain-free, and we aim to achieve that. Contact us today to book an appointment or give us a call at (310) 651-7800.
Yes! The technology available to endodontists is changing the way patients get care. Your treatment experience and outcome could be significantly improved by visiting an endodontist who employs the use of state of the art equipment.
Your endodontist will inform you of any post-operative instructions that you need to follow after treatment. Though you may not need to return to the endodontist following your procedure, it may be necessary for you to return to your restorative dentist if you need a crown or other restoration.
After you visit with your endodontist for the first time, you will be scheduled to return for treatment. Depending on the extent of your treatment, you may be anesthetized and sedated to ensure you are comfortable for the duration of your procedure.