Microsurgery (Global Microscope)
Many of us remember our first plastic microscopes when we were just kids and how seeing objects, like hairs, magnified like that right before our eyes were enough to entertain us for hours and get our young minds to think. As technology has improved over the year - with the incredible evolution of computers and the enhancement of the digital era - it seems like everybody has some form of a high-tech device generally within reach and lately, some as close as the wrist.
Realizing the benefits of these advanced techniques, Periodontal Associates recognized the advantages that could come with using a special type of microscope during dental procedures which require more attention. We are excited to share what we have learned about it with you!
What Is Microsurgery?
It can be fascinating to know how far cameras have come. These days, many can be capable of fitting on the size of a pin, compared to a time not long ago when a massive block of heavy plastic perched on the shoulder was considered the standard of convenience for video recording.
Microsurgery is a medical operation that implements the use of microscopes to allow us greater accuracy during the surgery. It is most commonly used in root canals, but it can also be useful during Dental Implants and for the repair or removal of degenerating roots. Best of all, this is an excellent method for being able to detect cracks in the tooth before they can become too serious.
If you are recommended microsurgery, this means that your best interests are in mind and everything is being done to try to preserve the root. The only real alternative to microsurgery is usually extraction of your tooth. It can be of utmost priority to keep your natural teeth in your mouth as long as humanly possible.
After your surgery, you may feel some tenderness and notice some swelling around the surgical site. Be on the lookout for discharge or excessive bleeding, as those are possible indicators of an infection. Medications (both over-the-counter and prescription) may be suggested for helping to alleviate much of the discomfort. Many patients report they can return to work the next day with minimal adjustments to their routine.
Benefits of A Global Microscope
The revolutionary introduction of a Global Microscope has been appraised as having superior quality while simplifying the restorative process for practitioners. While allowing for an in-depth evaluation of the crown and the surrounding tissues, it also provides ample magnification of areas which may ordinarily go unnoticed. This advanced model also boasts a much-improved lighting system with modern LED fiber optics for an even keener investigation. Also, a Global Microscope is highly coveted within the dental field for its extensive capacity for anticipating a more intricate treatment plan that can ultimately help us provide better oral care for you.
Technology can be daunting, but it does not have to be. It can be pretty interesting to see what tools are becoming available as the years pass that can help regenerate our aging bodies with lasting results. If you are interested in learning more about microsurgery or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Periodontal Associates at (971) 317-8414 for more information.