No one wants to hear they need a root canal but it can often be a very needed dental procedure. An infected tooth can be incredibly painful and a root canal will not only help relieve that pain, it will help you save your tooth. Root canals are performed by endodontists. These specialized dentists have extra training and experience working with infections and injuries to the nerves, roots, and lymphatic tissue of teeth. While root canals have a bad reputation for being painful, modern technology and techniques have greatly enhanced patient comfort and outcomes. One method for providing a better root canal treatment is the use of computer controlled equipment.

Computer Controlled Root Canal Treatment

What is a Computer Controlled Root Canal?

Using advanced technology, endodontists are now able to offer more precise treatment for root canals. Some of this technology employs computer controlled systems. In a computer controlled root canal, dentists are able to better manage patient pain with a computer-controlled local anesthesia delivery system. The system delivers local anesthetic drugs in a slow, controlled, and safe manner. Unlike with manual injections, computer-controlled local anesthesia delivery (CCLAD) administers the anesthetic drop by drop when initially injected. This reduces the fluid pressure felt in a more typical injection.

What are the Benefits of Computer Controlled Root Canal Treatment?

There are a number of benefits that come with computer controlled root canal treatment – specifically computer-controlled local anesthesia delivery.  First, the system can help alleviate anxiety in patients who fear needles. In the computer controlled system, the needle is much less visible. With the controlled injection, patients are also less likely to feel the pressure of the anesthetic fluid. This is even more noticeable in a root canal treatment as pain and sensitivity are already increased. Using the computer controlled method, endodontists are able to more easily target difficult to reach teeth. The system also allows the dentist to maintain a better focus on the root canal itself while administering supplemental injections.

Computer Controlled Root Canal Treatment With Dr. Alex Onatsky

Dr. Onatsky is a top rated endodontist in the New York area with years of experience. With a focus on patient comfort and care, Dr. Onatsky has incorporated many state-of-the-art technologies and techniques into his practice. If you are interested in learning more about computer controlled root canal treatment, the team at Dr. Alex Onatsky’s office is here to help.

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