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Specializing in Root Canal Therapy

Bonita Springs, FL

Cone Beam CT (3D Imaging)

Dr. Baur is committed to utilizing the latest and most advanced technology to provide you with the best treatment options.  One of the most significant recent advancements in modern endodontics is 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) or, in other words, the ability to take a 3 dimensional image of a tooth and the surrounding bone.  Here at Your Endodontic Specialist we have the J Morita Veraviewepocs 3D R100, one of the highest resolution and lowest dose 3D imaging units available.  

Advanced 3D imaging allows Dr. Baur to better:

  • identify root anomalies and curvatures
  • identify additional/extra canals
  • diagnose bone infections surrounding dental roots
  • identify canal blockages such as separated instruments or calcified canals
  • diagnose dental trauma, especially root fractures and alveolar bone fractures
  • identify and characterize root resorption
  • diagnose and characterize why a previous root canal fails to heal or becomes symptomatic
  • diagnose or identify difficult to determine sources of pain
  • determine the best course of treatment

In addition to providing detailed information about the tooth and its corresponding root structure, 3D imaging also provides detailed information about the quantity and quality of bone in an area of interest in the jaw.  Although Dr. Baur does not place implants, your doctor may refer you to Your Endodontic Specialist for the sole purpose of having a 3D-CBCT scan to assist your dentist in the implant planning process. 

Click the link to the right to learn more about the advantages of 3D imaging in the dental office.

Digital X-Rays

Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in endodontic diagnosis and treatment.  Dr. Baur utilizes XDR digital sensors to get the highest resolution images of your tooth at the lowest dose of radiation.  With digital x-rays, exposure time is about 80 percent less or approximately 1/5th the amount of radiation to you compared to conventional dental x-rays.  Use of digital x-rays also allows us to quickly and easily transfer the images to your restorative dentist, other specialists or insurance companies.

Surgical Microscopes

The introduction of surgical microscopes has revolutionized the field of endodontics allowing clinicians to see intricate details of the internal structures of the tooth and surrounding bone.  Visualization of these minute structures is critical for optimal treatment – it’s difficult to treat what you cannot see.  Magnification also allows Dr. Baur to work in a smaller field to perform treatment in a more conservative manner without unnecessary removal of valuable tooth structure or bone.  Your Endodontic Specialist is equipped with state-of-the-art Zeiss Surgical Microscopes.

Infection Control

For your safety and the safety of our team members, our practice adheres to the highest standards of infection control advocated by the American Dental Association, the Centers for Disease Control and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  We utilize the latest barrier techniques, ultrasonic and autoclave sterilization to eliminate any risk of cross-contamination.  We are committed to providing state-of-the-art endodontic care, while maintaining a strict infection control protocol. 

TDO Digital Record Keeping

One of the core systems at Your Endodontic Specialist is TDO (The Digital Office) practice management software.  TDO was developed by Dr. Gary Carr, an endodontist in San Diego, CA and his staff.  All aspects of the software, from patient registration to communicating final treatment reports to your restorative dentist have been specifically designed for endodontic practices.  The end result is a better and more efficient patient experience for you and improved communication between Dr. Baur and your restorative dentist.  For your convenience, you may log into our secure website and complete most of your patient information forms prior to coming to our office for your initial appointment.  If you would like to log into our secure website prior to your appointment please contact our office for your login information.  If you would prefer to complete your patient information forms in our office, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.