OUR OFFICE USES ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO AID IN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, GENTLE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT, WHILE DELIVERING AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE FOR PATIENTS.
Offering precision results with your comfort in mind, at Russo Endodontics we use the most advanced technology available coupled with years of experience to accurately diagnose and treat intraoral dental issues. With the highest quality imaging in the field, we can perform targeted treatments that minimize your radiation exposure.
EdgePRO™ Laser-Assisted Endodontic Technology
Dr. Russo uses a specialized dental laser during endodontic treatment in order to improve the efficiency of cleaning hard to reach spaces in certain teeth. The EdgePRO™ Laser-assisted endodontic technology supports conservative endodontic treatment and maximally optimal patient outcomes by generating water-seeking rays of light that reach into the complex anatomy of the root canal system. This helps to remove up to 99% of the bacteria commonly found in the root canal system(1)(2).
- Christo JE, Zilm PS, Sullivan T, Cathro PR. Efficacy of low concentrations of sodium hypochlorite and low-powered ER, CR:YSGG laser-activated irrigation against an Enterococcus faecalis biofilm. Int Endod J. 2016 Mar;49(3):279-86.
- Gordon W, et al. “The Antimicrobial Efficacy of the Er, CR: YSGG Laser with Radial Emitting Tips on Root Canal Dentin Walls infected with E. Faecalis.” JADA 138, July(2007): 992-1002.
Surgical Operating Microscopes
At Russo Endodontics, we use specialized surgical operating microscopes to provide you with the best endodontic treatment possible. These operating microscopes have increased magnification and bright focus optical lights that allow us to see even the hardest-to-find details.
Without a surgical operating microscope, it’s almost impossible to see some endodontic issues, such as microscopic fractures or root canals that are calcified – which can have a diameter as small as 0.08 mm.
Surgical operating microscopes can magnify up to 40x and have well-focused illumination that lends itself well to endodontics. The accuracy and utility of these operating microscopes make them an excellent tool for improved analysis and better patient outcomes.
Limited Field Of View Cone Beam Computed Tomography
Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems use a cone-shaped X-ray beam that rotates around the patient. The X-ray gathers data to create a three-dimensional (3D) image of the patient’s teeth, mouth, and jaw that shows far more detail than the two-dimensional (2D) images produced by traditional computed tomography (CT.)
Limited field CBCT provides even greater detail and uses much less radiation than a medium and full field of view CBCT units. Using a narrow band of x-rays, limited field CBCT can scan an area as small as 5cm, targeting just a few teeth instead of a patient’s full jaw or entire head and neck.
Endodontics is an entirely image-guided specialty, and until recently, has had to rely on less accurate 2D images. Limited field CBCT’s 3D images provide much more precisely targeted cleaner, and easily interpreted images. These make it much easier to treat and the maxillofacial skeleton’s complex anatomical structure.
Our caring staff takes the utmost care when it comes to your safety. We take all possible steps to reduce radiation exposure and are more than happy to discuss the benefits and risks associated with CBCT.
For more information on the limited field, medium field, and a full field of view CBCT and its uses, the FDA’s website has a detailed informational write-up.
Intraoral Digital Radiography
Our office also uses digital sensors that provide a quick view of all radiographs taken via computer screen. Digital imaging dramatically reduces a patient’s radiation levels to just 1/6th of that produced by traditional film-based X-rays. They also make it quicker and easier to securely share your radiographs with other medical and dental offices.
Digital radiography makes seeing small areas between teeth or below any restorations easier than visual inspection or traditional X-ray film. It also requires no chemical processing and generates no hazardous waste. On top of these benefits, our endodontist can manipulate these digital images using various techniques to enhance their diagnostic abilities further.
Every member of our team has undergone special training to take and use intraoral digital radiographs. This training includes education on the proper use of radiation equipment, infection control, periodic safety updates, and access to updated information about new equipment and techniques when available.
We use TDO Software as it is considered the best endodontic software available. It is used to manage all patient records and information and has comprehensive modules that make our office paperless, a great convenience for our patients and referring dentists. The website integration allows our patients to securely access the site to complete the medical history and consent forms online before their appointment. The software allows our referring dentists to make referral and receive their patients’ reports and imaging through secured HIPAA compliant portal right after the patient is seen. This technology enables us to diagnose and treat our patients more efficiently and to communicate more effectively with both the patient and referring doctor that is secured and HIPAA compliant.
Electronic medical records improve a patient’s quality of care by allowing a larger quantity and higher quality of readily available information. Detailed digital records also allow greater efficiency when assessing and identifying a patient’s allergies, medications, and other important information that may affect treatment.
We store all radiographs digitally on a secured file server. With electronic file transfer, we can send them to a referring dentist or insurance company swiftly and securely. Your medical data is sensitive information, and we take every care in making sure it stays safe and private.
The Most Advanced Technologies In Burke, VA
Using the most advanced technologies in the field, at Russo Endodontics, we are uniquely positioned to provide expert care for all your endodontic needs in Burke. Our skilled team is happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about any equipment, procedures, and treatment.
Call 703-503-0555 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jessica Russo Revand, your local endodontic specialist.