Microscopic Dentistry

Dental Operating Microscope

Advantages of a Dental Operating Microscope :

The introduction of the dental operating microscope has revolutionized Dental treatment. A microscope is the best tool to visualize dental anatomy not otherwise visible with the naked eye. Anything else is a compromise. The quality of root canal treatment, endodontic surgeries, restorations and diagnosis all improve many times than seeing with just naked eyes.

What Are the Advantages of a Microscope?

The benefits of root canal procedures completed with a microscope include:

  • • Magnified Image
  • • Increased Precision
  • • Improved Illumination
  • • Improved Visualization

Magnified Image – Microscopes provide 3x to 30x magnification with the ability to change views with a simple turn of a dial. Microscopes offer a deeper depth of field view and a wider field of view than traditional dental loupes.

Increased Precision – The increased magnification allows the Dentist to access small, narrow canal opening without unnecessarily removing tooth structure. Debris that must be removed from the root canal before filling the root canal space is also more easily identified.

Improved Illumination – When magnification is used, the available light is spread out and the image appears darker. To compensate for this, an LED light is mounted directly on the microscope head and provides a bright, white light.

Improved Visualization – Dentists can only treat what they can see. The microscope lens can be placed directly over the patient’s mouth without any additional discomfort.