Howard Lloyd Endodontics, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Advances in Technology

Microscopes and Imaging

The practice is equipped with operating microscopes. Magnification and fibre-optic illumination are invaluable tools that assist us in performing the technical aspects of endodontic treatment.

Treatment is carried out with the aid of the operating microscope. Digital radiography is routinely employed, although on occasion conventional radiographs may be used.

Nickel-Titanium Instruments

The cleaning and shaping of the root canal is aided by the use of metal instruments made of a unique alloy of nickel-titanium. We use both hand and rotary instruments along with liquid antimicrobial agents to help remove bacteria and tissue.

Mineral Trioxide Aggregate

This is a hydrophilic (moisture-loving) ceramic material that is a relatively new advancement in endodontic treatment. It is used for pulp capping, resorption repairs, perforation repairs, root end filling during surgical treatment, and apical plug during apexification. Current literature supports its use as a biocompatible material with excellent resistance to leakage.

Pretreatment Analgesia

The current studies in dentistry indicate that a dose of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (such as Nurofen or paracetamol) prior to dental treatment can significantly reduce post-treatment discomfort. As a benefit to our patients, an analgesic medication is given prior to most treatment procedures.

Digital Radiography

Our practice is equipped with digital radiography. These units provide an immediate image of the tooth during treatment while reducing the amount of patient exposure to radiation. The digital radiograph will allow us to store the image and/or send it electronically to your dentist or your insurance company.

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