Root canals are extremely common. Over 15 million root canals are performed every year in the US, and it is the most common endodontic procedure. With success rates topping 97%, root canals are the safest, effective way to preserve a tooth when facing nerve damage or infection. In the last 50+ years, dentist clinic options for an infected tooth have advanced from just pulling it out to traditional, painful root canals to modern root canals using advanced technology. One piece of equipment that has greatly improved the success of modern root canal therapy is the Morita Apex Locator.

Morita Apexolocater

What is a Morita Apex Locator?

Morita is one of the leading manufacturers of medical-technical products in the world, with a specific focus on dental equipment. Their Apex Locator is the world’s best-selling.

But what is an Apex Locator?

An electronic apex locator is used during a root canal treatment to determine the length of the root canal. It does this by measuring the impedance, frequency, and resistance of the surrounding dental material.

How Does a Morita Apex Locator Help With Root Canal Treatment?

The key to a successful root canal is the elimination of all dead or diseased tissue. This means the entire root canal must be cleaned out and filled to prevent future infection. Some people tend to have unusually long or oddly shaped root canals. In these cases, a root canal is much more prone to failure due to the higher risk of part of the root canal being overlooked. At the Brooklyn dentist office of Alex Onatsky DDS, we use an advanced Morita Apex Locator to ensure the highest chance of a successful root canal. If you are in need of a root canal, give us a call to book an appointment now.

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