Oral Health & Chronic Disease – Using Technology to Get to The Root of The Problem

There are few things worse than a toothache.

Did you know that a number of patients come into the practice completely unaware that they have an oral abscess? An abscess is caused by the buildup of bacteria inside the pulp chamber, causing pain and swelling. Of course, this is just one of many oral conditions that can cause extreme discomfort, intense pain and might inevitably lead to life-altering conditions, like oral cancer.

Our Endodontists are industry leaders

Being a multidisciplinary practice, our team is made up of dental practitioners who are highly skilled in their respective areas of expertise. An integral part of this team are our experienced endodontists; who specialize in pain management and prevention, and performing root canals – a procedure where the endodontist removes the infected pulp and nerve in the root of the tooth, cleans and shapes the inside of the root canal, then fills and seals the space. They also have a particular interest in chronic disease.

Comprehensive checkups, where slow dentistry (where the checkup is not rushed) is practised, are crucial in ensuring early detection of any dental conditions, and prevention of more serious complications.

The latest technology for early and accurate detection

Enamel Clinic is equipped with two state-of-the-art CBCT scanners; the Carestream CS 9600 Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Scanner, which provides a perfect imaging system that enhances precision when performing procedures, and the Sirona Orthophos SL.

3D CBCT is an imaging technology that allows dentists to evaluate the underlying bone structure, as well as the nerve pathways and surrounding soft tissues. During a CBCT scan, the imaging machine rotates entirely around the patient’s head. In less than a minute, about 150-200 images are captured from a variety of angles and compiled into a single 3D image. The system combines 2D panoramic and cephalometric imaging with CBCT imaging, enabling 3D facial and mode scanning.

Why do I need a CBCT Scan?

The technology allows our endodontists to capture scans rapidly and effortlessly and ensure that there are no hidden cysts or inflamed regions that a regular X-ray might not detect.

A single CBCT scan can show potential dental issues such as tooth decay, bone loss, abnormal growths, facial fractures, periodontal infections, irregularities of the temporomandibular joint, and problems with the tooth roots or dental pulp.

In addition, the scanner is highly intelligent, allowing us to produce consistent results thanks to its AI-powered positioning technology. Regular oral cancer examinations performed by oral health professionals remain the best method for detecting oral cancer in its early stages.

Be More Aware of Your Health

With the rise of the global pandemic, we find that an increasing number of people are becoming more aware of their health. Prevention remains the most effective treatment; and the expertise and cutting-edge technology at Enamel Clinic paves the way to early detection.

For a professional, conscientious and holistic approach to oral health, book a consultation with one of our Endodontists today.