Advanced Dental Technology

Microscopes

Apex Endodontics has four treatment rooms, each equipped with a high-powered microscope and LED lighting. Whether you come in for a consultation, treatment or a re-check, the endodontist will be able to view your unique situation with a microscope.

Why do we need them? A root canal procedure takes place in a very small environment which requires precision to effectively navigate the root and canals. Some teeth have more roots and canals than are expected. When a canal is not found, a tooth may not heal, and may require additional treatment in the future. At Apex Endontics we use microscopes on every tooth, no matter the difficulty, to ensure that no canals are missed.

Apex Locators, Ultrasonics, Electronic Obturation

Each of our four treatment rooms at Apex are also equipped with additional advanced technologies. This includes: Apex Locators, Ultrasonics, and Elements Units for Electronic Obturation, which are very helpful to our Doctors. This equipment is used to be more efficient and accurate for pain free root canal treatment.

Our endodontists spend a lot of time researching the most advanced technology that is available so that we can add these features to provide the most value to our patients. At this time, the list above shows the majority of our equipment. It is likely that we will be adding to this list in the near future. Stop by and take a tour!

The Gentlewave® System

Apex Endodontics is the only office in the Buffalo, NY region that offers the GentleWave® Procedure. It is important to note that we also do not charge any additional fees to use this technology. And, because of this holistic approach, Apex Endodontics sees many patients from all over Western New York, Rochester, Pennsylvania and even Canada. Effectively cleaning the deepest, most complex portions1,2 of the root canal system requires incredible innovation—and we are proud to offer this technology at our local office. The GentleWave® Procedure is a state-of-the-art alternative to standard root canal treatment. The ultracleaning technology of the GentleWave® Procedure is an advanced combination of fluid dynamics and a broad range of soundwaves that work together to reach into the microscopic spaces1,2 and remove bacteria, debris and tissue.2 The GentleWave® Procedure is so effective at cleaning and disinfecting the root canal system, there’s much less chance of failure over time.3 The GentleWave® Procedure uses a minimally invasive1 protocol to access the infected root canal system, which means it is preserving more of the natural tooth (helping to keep the tooth’s structure strong). With the GentleWave® Procedure we can also typically clean and fill the tooth in just one appointment,3 which may reduce the number of appointments required. Achieving this exceptional level of clean requires advanced endodontics—and that’s something we take pride in providing.

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays provide several advanced imaging options designed to save time, provide clearer dental photos, and expose patients to less radiation than traditional X-ray technology.

At Apex, our dental assistants and doctors use only handheld x-ray machines. These sleek and efficient x-ray machines allow a more are very helpful when a patient has a sensitive gag-reflex and also offer a more personal approach. Our practice is focused on making your dental experience as comfortable and pain free as possible. When you visit Apex, we will happily answer any questions you may have about our digital X-ray technology.

3D Imaging Technology

Our Sirona Digital CBCT imaging system allows our endodontists to provide quick, comfortable, and effective dental imaging for the most precise dental health diagnosis possible. 3D Digital technology provides data for:

  • Diagnosis of root canal needs
  • Visualization of cracks in teeth
  • Observing tooth on recall for root canal therapy
  • Planning for dental implants and tooth extractions
  • Viewing full facial and jaw 3D images

You can take advantage of a more complete dental treatment with digital CT imaging. Special features for patients include:

  • One 14-second scan that provides enough data for a complete diagnosis
  • A safer diagnosis with less radiation than traditional CT scanners
  • Increased comfort: patients nay stand or be seated in an open environment
  • A more cost-effective imaging system
  • Our doctors can easily share the data with patients, so that patients stay informed and are able to make educated decisions on their course of treatment

We will also provide our patients a copy of these images if you would like to share them with other doctors that you work with. Come and see for yourself what it's like to receive a more advanced, patient-friendly dental experience.

1 Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-5 
2 Vandrangi P et al. (2015) Oral Health 72-86 
3 Sigurdsson A et al. (2016) J Endod. 42:1040-48
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