●What is an endodontic microscope?
An endodontic microscope is a microscope used by doctors to perform root canal treatment methods . endodontic microscopy is essentially the same procedure as regular root canal therapy . Only , the dentist will use a microscope to assist in the process of removing the pulp of the tooth . Root canal therapy is a complex and delicate procedure . Traditional root canal treatment increases the chances of failure due to the complexity of the root canal system and the doctor’s feel and experience . But with the use of a root canal microscope , the magnification and illumination of the microscope helps the surgeon to clearly see the structure of the root canal system . The microscope is helpful in quickly finding the mouth of the diseased root canal and opening the calcified root canal . Makes removing foreign bodies of root canals incredibly simple .
●Advantages of Endodontic Microscopy
1. Usually , root canal treatment can be performed without the aid of a microscope , relying more on the doctor’s experience and skill . However , some patients may have root canal calcification and the root canal opening cannot be found ; and some patients with root canal malformation may not be able to find the root canal by themselves . The inability of experience to treat effectively increases the chances of a failed root canal . Statistically , the chance of success for an ordinary root canal is about 80%.
2 . The microscope for root canal procedure allows the surgeon to A clearer view of the pulp of the tooth . The root canal operation is performed under a microscope , which acts as a magnifying factor , and the doctor is now able to clearly see the condition inside the tooth to perform the Endodontic treatment is more effective . Studies have shown that endodontic microscope treatment has a 97% chance of success .
3 . Endodontic root canal treatment seldom causes pain , and after anesthesia , it can achieve a good effect of pain relief , but some patients are over-stressed . and fear , and therefore still feel pain , which comes mainly from psychological reasons . This secondary injury is increased by ordinary root canal treatment , because the field of view is smaller and the surgeon is prone to damage the gums when he or she performs the procedure The chances of post-operative pain are high , so a microscopic root canal can reduce pain .
●Why not all hospitals use endodontic microscope？
The microscope is a more sophisticated instrument , and the cost of a doctor to perform a root canal using a microscope is double the price of a regular root canal . Due to differences in economic development , not all clinics in all countries can be equipped with microscopes , so with the exception of the United States , the United Kingdom , Japan , etc , clinics can be equipped with microscopes . Many developing countries due to economic constraints , can only use common root canal therapy .