At My Smile Miami, our dentist and team use a digital apex locator when providing root canal therapy. This technology helps the procedure go as smoothly and comfortably as possible. If you want more information on our digital apex locator in Miami, Florida, give us a call today at 305-444-0808, and we will get you scheduled for an appointment with Dr. Grisel Martos.
A digital apex locator is a dental instrument that is used to determine the length of a tooth’s root canal during a root canal treatment. It uses electronic signals to measure the distance from the tip of the tooth’s root to the end of the root canal. The device works by placing a small electrode in the tooth and then sending a low-frequency electrical signal through the tooth. The device then measures the impedance or resistance of the tissues surrounding the tooth and uses this information to determine the position of the root canal’s apex.
Digital apex locators are a more accurate and reliable alternative to traditional apex locators, which use audio signals to determine the length of the root canal. The use of digital apex locators can result in faster, more efficient and more comfortable root canal treatments for patients, as the device helps to ensure that the endodontic instruments used during the procedure are precisely positioned to the correct length.