The Dental Surgical Microscope

Dr.Fazli has recently joined our practice. He is a specialist in the field of endodontics. Endodontists are all dentists, however, less than three percent of dentists are endodontists. Endodontists are specialists because they’ve completed an additional two or more years of training beyond dental school. Their additional training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canal treatments and other procedures related to the inside of the tooth.  Dr.Fazli prefers to complete his endodontic procedures with the aid of a Dental Operating Microscope.

South County Smiles’ Endodontist Dr.Fazli performs root canal treatment using the surgical microscope.

Dental Operating Microscopes, or dental surgical microscopes, are designed to provide ideal magnification of the area of the mouth being worked on while also allowing the clinician to maintain an ergonomic and comfortable working position. The main reason for the use of a Dental Operating Microscope is to aid in obtaining an optimal view of the tooth. The enhanced magnification they provide can be ideal for use during oral surgery, laser dentistry, restorative procedures, and a range of other clinical situations.

Dr. Fazli highlights several reasons for his preference.

The Magnified Image: Dental microscopes provide magnification up to 30x and also offer the ability to change the view and perspective with the turn of a dial. Dental microscopes also offer a larger depth of field view and a wider field of view than dental loupes offering him the ability to see a more detailed and magnified view of all the areas inside the tooth.
Increased Precision: The previously mentioned increased magnification improves Dr.Fazli’s ability to access narrow canal openings without removing excess tooth structure. And debris that may be in the tooth canals is more easy to identify. Both of these help to minimize recovery times for patients.
Improved Illumination: A bright white LED light is attached to the microscope allowing for increased illumination in the area being worked on.
Improved Visualization: The microscope lens is placed directly over the patient’s mouth. This causes no discomfort to the patient and increased the effectiveness precision of Dr.Fazli’s work.

As you can see, the use of the Dental Surgical Microscope is a great option, especially in cases where a root canal is being performed.

If you have any questions or are in need of a root canal procedure, send us a message or give us a call and someone will get back to you with more information!