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Technology for patients
Winner of the Best Endodontic Practice in the UK
Operating Microscopes and Imaging
Dr Bhanderi is equipped with a Surgical Operating Microscopes. Magnification and fibreoptics illumination are invaluable tools that assist us in performing the technical aspects of endodontic treatment. Our operating microscope is also equipped with a Sony high-definition (HD) camcorder to help document cases for enhanced communication and teaching purposes.
Dr Bhanderi and his Surgery Assistant Simone
Microscope view of a root-filled tooth
X-ray procedures are an essential part of quality endodontic therapy. Our practice utilises an advanced non-film dental imaging system known as CDR (computed dental radiography). This gives us an instant on-screen image with a reduced x-ray radiation dose by up to 80% compared to conventional dental film x-rays.
Using this system, an electronic sensor produces computerised radiographs, which appear instantly on a chairside computer screen. These images can then be adjusted, printed, archived indefinitely and sent to your dentist.
Virtual Reality entertainment
For your entertainment and to help you take your mind off the treatment, we can offer a choice of films and documentaries to watch on our office iPOD, through our Carl Zeiss virtual reality specs. Please let us know when you arrive if would like do so.
We are also equipped with sophisticated ultrasonic units which are used to remove posts and metal instruments that may have been left in your root canals, as well as aid in the search for mineralised and missing canals.
Ultrasonic cleaning is also used in endodontic microsurgery. Diamond-coated microscopic tips vibrate up to 25,000 cycles per second to ensure accurate, efficient, and smooth root canal preparation and cleaning.
The cleaning and shaping of the root canal is aided by the use of fine instruments made of a unique alloy of nickel-titanium, which allows smooth and very passive cleansing of the root canal with a liquid antibacterial solution to remove the infected tissue from the root canals.