Innovations in instrumentation, visualization, radiography, and surgical techniques have enabled Seattle Endodontics to provide better long-term prognosis for their patients’ teeth after endodontic treatment. Future trends in endodontics include regenerative endodontics, vital pulp therapy, and 3-D Imaging/Printing.
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an imaging tool commonly used in endodontics because it shows an area of the mouth in three dimensions. We may recommend taking a CBCT for diagnostic and treatment planning purposes. In addition, your dentist may request we take a CBCT to use at their office.
Ultrasonics has been a part of dentistry since the 1950s. It was first developed to remove cavities and to prepare teeth for fillings. Later, ultrasonics found many applications in periodontology and continues to be an integral tool for the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. In the 1980’s, the use of ultrasonic magnetic and piezoelectric vibration became a part endodontics and the research and development in this field continues with instrumentation and disinfection.