Dental Technology – Tacoma, WA
Making Your Care The Best It Can Be
Expertise and compassion are incredibly important factors to keep in mind when choosing an endodontist for care, but so is the technology they bring to the table. At South Sound Endodontics, we go above and beyond when it comes to the technologies we utilize. Not only do they make your treatment more comfortable, but they ensure the most successful outcome, regardless of the issue you might be having. Below, you’ll get a chance to learn more about these tools in greater detail.
GentleWave Root Canal Therapy
GentleWave’s ultra-cleaning technology is an outstanding combination of fluids and sound waves, which work in perfect unison to clean and disinfect your root canal system. This modern technology helps us minimize the risk of needing retreatment in the future while also cutting down on the overall time of your procedure. It also preserves more of the natural tooth and helps keep the remaining dental structure as strong as possible.
3D CB/CT Scanner
When a tooth becomes infected or damaged, we need to have a detailed understanding of where the infection is and the extent of the damage before we can begin treatment with confidence. That’s where advanced equipment like the 3D cone beam scanner comes in. This device helps us capture a detailed, 3D cross-section of your entire mouth, including the bone and soft tissue surrounding the root portion of your teeth. The more accurate our planning, the more successful your treatment will be.
Dental Operating Microscope
While Dr. Olsson has a very keen eye, she can’t see everything she needs to with it alone. During your treatment, you can expect her to incorporate a dental operating microscope. She utilizes this device in order to better examine the condition of your teeth, roots, and pulpal health during procedures. All in all, it allows her to perform treatments with greater precision and more information, which is always a good thing when it comes to endodontics.
As a patient, you deserve to know exactly what’s going on inside your mouth as well as why you might need a specific treatment to protect your oral health. If you’re the type of person who prefers to see something in order to believe it, our intraoral camera can make that process a whole lot easier. This small handheld device is equipped with a high-resolution camera in the tip, allowing Dr. Olsson to capture detailed images and display them on a monitor for your convenience.
Unlike X-rays of the past, digital X-rays offer a level of detail, convenience, and safety that is unmatched. By going fully digital, there’s no need to wait for your X-rays develop, so we can confirm the condition of your teeth and root canal in a matter of minutes. We also reduce your exposure to radiation by over 80 percent, making the diagnostic process safer overall. We’ll always take the precautions to protect you during X-rays, so you can have true peace of mind.