Using the Microscope
The use of the operating microscope is essential in ensuring greater quality and safety in endodontic treatment and making it more predictable.
Microscopy combined with ultrasound makes it possible to clean previously unseen and much less treated areas.
Added to this is the possibility of solving extremely complex cases, more frequent in endodontic retreatments, than are the cases in which the root canal was done inappropriately, and a new procedure is needed to stop the pain and preserve tooth integrity.
Microscope examination complements computed tomography.
Computed tomography is an excellent ally in the diagnosis of endodontic treatments; however, it does not replace the clinical examination with an operating microscope; they are complementary.
Magnification (microscopy) and the illumination provided by the operating microscope, added to the professional’s ability to operate it properly, enables, among other advantages, the resolution of cases such as:
- visualization of additional channels, root canals, and isthmus;
- wide visualization up to the apical foramen;
- greater accessibility of specific ultrasound inserts for cleaning the affected area;
removal of fractured instruments and pins;
- location of calcified channels;
- closing of perforations;
- transposition of steps;
- fracture diagnosis.
The dental clinical microscope also provides another extremely valuable application: the documentation of clinical cases.
Does the microscope treatment hurt?
No! The procedure has the same characteristics as the conventional treatment plus the excellent use of the microscope.
Does the treatment take longer with a microscope take longer than conventional treatment?
Yes, since additional elements to the conventional treatment are displayed.
Can I see better with a microscope?
Basing a root canal on observation and touch alone makes it incomplete and risky.
The internal structure of the tooth has complex anatomical variations and millimeter diameters impossible to be evaluated with naked eyes. Although radiography helps with root canal treatment, it is not possible to see the area to be treated in detail with it alone.
Thus, the use of the microscope is essential for quality treatment, as it ensures greater lighting and expands the vision to be worked on. With this, there is greater tranquillity on the part of patients and dentists, as the structures of the tooth can be seen more clearly.
Was it clear the importance of using the microscope in root canal treatment?
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