Dr. Amgad Soliman: the microscope uplifted success rates of endodontics by 96%
A successful dentistry rests on digitalization and the aesthetic techniques requires skills
Using dental microscopy, in endodontics in particular, has become instrumental in reaching highest desirable results, helping avert bad treatment practices, according to director of Dental Microscopy at Al Mostaqbal University Dr. Amgad Soliman.
Microscopy aids in enlarging one tooth as much as 20-30 times, enabling the dentist to view all details that can’t be observed by the naked eye, such as the roots.
Additionally, delving deep into any single tooth leads to scoring the best desirable results and improving the service given to patients.
Microscopy cuts the time span required from patients to stay in clinic, and curtails visits and post-surgery pains, he explained.
“Microscopy has uplifted success rate of endodontics by more than 96%.”
Dentistry has veered towards digitalization, as diagnosis with the naked eye and conventional treatment methods have become obsolete at the time being.
Currently, a dossier containing images of CT scan and microscopic imaging for teeth, roots and jaws, must be issued for each patient. These images are key in determining shape, length and characteristics of teeth and crowns or any other prostheses. Also, in aesthetic surgeries, these images aid in determining the optimal shape for the jaw and smile. All these steps can be taken without having the patient to go the clinic, diminishing the time and pains experienced by the patients. Further still, with endoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive surgery, there no need for using stitches.
These techniques deliver the best results and are highly precise.
As regards endodontics operations, the nerve exists inside a channel in the roots, as the single root could encompass more than one channel. With each channel being less than 1 millimeter, endodontics must be done by a specialized dentist capable of using high-tech tools for sterilizing and cleansing these channels, including microscopes.
The use of manual tools in endodontics such as needles, replaced now by more advanced gadgets, has become obsolete, driving up success rates by 90 percent and diminishing duration of visits as well as post-treatment pains. The same applies to endodontics correction operations, abscess and the eviction of tiny objects in the nerve channels.
In respect of the aesthetic dentistry, such as dental veneers, Dr. Amgad Hassan Soliman said that aesthetic techniques hinges on skills and expertise for reaching satisfactory results, preserving the jaw shape and keeping it as natural as possible.