Endodontics: How to Buy an Endodontic Microscope?

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Endodontics is a part of dentistry that deals with soft inner tissue of teeth called the pulp. There are a lot of dental professionals who specialize in endodontics, who require an endodontic microscope to maintain precision and provide the right treatment to the problems. If you are an endodontist who is looking forward to buy an endodontic microscope any time soon, and need to know the technical details of it, you are reading the right article. In this post, we will discuss the things one ought to know before buying an endodontic microscope to make an informed decision. Dental microscopes aren’t a small investment and knowing a thing or two about the way it works will help dentists in both short and long runs.

How to Buy an Endodontic Microscope?

Here is a list of things that will help you answer this question. Take a look and use the tips mentioned during your buying process.

1. Magnification

A few problems related teeth may not be visible to the naked eye and requires a detailed and magnified viewing to understand the problems underlying. Microscopes help in this regard by providing the finest quality zooming with precision and flexibility. Microscopes offer a lot of control to zoom into the most remote corners of mouth and it is possible by the objective lens in the microscope. An endodontic microscope must have objective lenses that have magnification ranges varying from 300nm to 400nm. Any magnification less than this might not help in accurate observations and cause problems in diagnosing the problem with client’s teeth. Apart from the objective lens, the eyepiece will further contribute to the magnification by magnifying the already magnified image by 10 times further.

2. Light Source

To reach the remote corners of the mouth and get high resolution images of the observation made, a good light source is very essential in a microscope. Endodontic microscopes too need a good light source and there are many options one can go with, including incandescent, fluorescent and LED light bulbs. LED lights are the most preferred ones today as they are very smooth on skin and mouth unlike incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. More importantly, the light emitted by LED lights is more focused, bright and white in color. LED lights are also very durable and incur little or no maintenance throughout their lifetime. Lastly, the power consumption of LED bulbs is 80% lesser than incandescent bulbs, thus helping in cost cutting while offering the best quality lighting. A 50W LED bulb which works on 90-240V power is preferred for endodontic microscopes.

3. Ergonomics

While making observation an endodontist must bend multiple times and give work to his/her neck and back. Seeing multiple patients in a day and practicing all week can be tiring and all the bending will only make it worse. It is very convenient if a microscope has flexible, movable arms that can be locked down at required positions using lockable caster wheels. Hence, while buying an endodontic microscope one must ensure that the microscope is well designed, equipped with movable arms that offer flexibility, caster wheels which will enable to lock positions down to maintain accuracy.

4. Mounts

Mounts can be an added advantage along with good ergonomics, providing more freedom and flexibility for the endodontist to make observations easily. Endodontic microscopes come in floor stand, wall mount and ceiling mount variants and different endodontists choose different variants. If you are renting your commercial space and if you are going for wall/ceiling mounts, you must also ask your owner about the installation of these mounts. Advantage of mounts is that it makes work easier and mounts on walls or ceilings will also save a lot of space on the ground to walk.

5. Optical System

To receive high resolution images with the highest quality, an endodontic microscope must have a fine optical system that can offer reflection-free, durable optics. While printing out the observations or viewing them on screens, high resolution is very much essential and since the observations are on tiny objects, grains can be expected on the images obtained. Having a good optical system equipped will ensure that these problems don’t occur.

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