Jack Hoffer, D.D.S. carefully chooses which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Jack Hoffer, D.D.S. utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontics. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes, by Global Surgical, that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our procedures.
Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see.
Each operatory is equipped with sophisticated ultrasonic units. These advanced devices use a diamond coated microscopic tip to vibrate small instruments to help clean the canal, aid in the search for extra or calcified canals and remove canal obstructions.
Nickel-Titanium Rotary Instruments
A new generation of endodontic instruments have replaced stainless steel. Made from an alloy of nickel and titanium, these new instruments have greater flexibility and resistance to fracture as compared to stainless steel. These properties allow the instruments to follow the intricate curves of the root canal, resulting in predictable, efficient, and rapid cleaning and shaping of these canals. These devices are placed into the root canal to help remove all traces of bacteria and tissue.
Along with these new nickel-titanium rotary instruments, endodontic therapy has seen the advent of electric motor handpieces. These handpieces are virtually silent, which can decrease the anxiety of treatment.
We utilize advanced electronic root-length measuring technology to ensure accuracy of instrumentation. These devices work by calculating resistance of tooth structure to provide a visual and audible signal indicating precise root length.