Advanced Technology

We recognize that advanced technology can never take the place of a gentle, caring doctor and staff.  However, having the right tools for the job makes our treatment more efficient, and provides for a higher level of success!

3D CT Scan Imaging

Our practice is one of only a few in the greater Sacramento area utilizing state-of-the-art, small volume cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate, 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis and treatment of endodontic disease. This allows three-dimensional visualization of teeth, bone, sinuses and surrounding structures, enabling a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies (regular dental x-rays). With the addition of cone-beam CT technology to our office, we can offer faster, more accurate, more successful diagnosis and treatment.

2D High Resolution Digital Imaging

Radiographs allow us to see anatomical structures we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.

Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. We utilize Kodak Digital Imaging technology, which allows exposure time to be significantly reduced when compared to traditional radiographs. 

Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to your dentist or insurance companies.

Surgical Microscope

The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontic Microsurgery. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes, along with state-of-the-art high intensity LED lights, that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our surgical procedures.

Our success depends on being able to see the smallest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see!

Electronic Apex Locator

One of the goals of root canal treatment is to disinfect the tooth all the way to the tip of the roots.  Prior to the advent of the electronic apex locator, multiple x-rays were required in order to assess the length of each root, and the accuracy of this approach was less than ideal.  Now, modern apex locators function with near perfect accuracy and eliminate the need for additional x-ray exposure.

Rotary Instrumentation

The process of cleaning the root canal involves enlarging the root canal space in order to introduce various antibiotic liquids.  The “old-fashioned” technique involved the use of many stainless steel hand files to slowly enlarge the root canal.  This process was cumbersome, lengthy, and imprecise.  Dr. Young utilizes the latest endodontic rotary instruments made of nickel-titanium alloy, a super-elastic metal that can bend to conform to the shape of your root canal.  This markedly speeds up the process of instrumentation, and allows for a much more predictable canal shape and subsequent filling.