5 Mind-Blowing Benefits of Getting Microscope-Enhanced Root Canal Treatment

5 Mind-Blowing Benefits of Getting Microscope-Enhanced Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp of the tooth has been damaged beyond repair. This usually results in inflammation or infection and it triggers a severe toothache. It is often proves to be a hassle-free, long-lasting repair of a tooth, especially when conducted by a competent dentist.

A root canal treatment has always been one of the most dreaded dental visits due to its association with being a painful procedure. Nowadays, thanks to the latest technological advances like microscope-enhanced dentistry, root canal treatment is a painless routine procedure. If you too are experiencing tooth decay or severe toothache, then read on to know and understand the basics of it and how a microscopic treatment would be the best bet for you.

How root canal treatment is performed?

As part of the Root Canal Treatment, first, the infected pulp is removed by an experienced dentist. The hollow part of the tooth is then filled with a sealant. After the process, the tooth is restored using fillings or a crown.

Sometimes, in tooth decay, bacteria can infect the pulp chamber. The pulp chamber of the teeth is enclosed and completely protected by the tooth enamel. Dentists need precision to remove the infected pulp and apply sealants.

At South Flores Family Dental, our dentists rely on the more sophisticated and accurate microscope for these treatments. The microscope helps our dentists to get a better, more magnified view of the root canal which facilitates enhanced precision of the treatment.

5 Mind-Blowing Benefits of Getting Microscope-Enhanced Root Canal Treatment

Here are the benefits of microscope-enhanced root canal treatment

1. The dental microscope allows the dentist to locate, clean, and fill extra canals and spaces within an infected tooth that may otherwise have been missed.

2. Using a dental microscope, teeth and gums can be viewed at between 2x to 40x magnification, while being illuminated by a bright LED light. The dentist performing your treatment can see things that are not visible to the naked eye. This helps the dentist to fill the root canal precisely and make the tooth margins smooth so crowns and fillings fit accordingly.

3. Improved precision in microscope-enhanced dentistry means less tooth structure is removed during the treatment and the chances of post-operative sensitivity may be reduced.

4. Detection and correction of fine cracks are possible using dental microscopes. Microscopic procedures enhance the effectiveness of dental procedures and help in achieving fantastic results.

5. During your microscope-enhance root canal appointment, the accurate treatment will affect the least possible surgical area. It results in faster healing of soft tissues and bones and minimal damage and discomfort.

Other procedures

Apart from this treatment, you may find your dentist using a microscope for treatments such as:

  • Patient examinations
  • Restorative procedures
  • Crown preparations
  • Cosmetic procedures e.g. veneers
  • Treatment of gum diseases
  • Oral surgery
  • Dental implants

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Microscope-assisted root canal treatment increases the diagnostic abilities and the safety of the treatment, ensuring its success and making the treatment painless for you. If you would like to know more about how dental microscopes can help you make your next treatment painless and comfortable, book a free consultation today! Call us at (210) 225-3333.

Closing the Gaps Between Teeth with Orthodontics Treatment: Here’s How

When you have extra space between two teeth, dentists call it Diastema. Gaps between teeth are quite common in the upper front teeth (midline), but gaps can occur between any two teeth. People often don’t like their gapped teeth, but diastema creates oral health issues as well. If you’ve or your child has gaps between two or more teeth, read this blog to know how orthodontics treatment can help you.

What Causes Gap in Teeth?

The gaps between teeth never occur suddenly. They form gradually over a period of time. However, some common causes of the gap in front teeth are:

a. Small teeth for comparatively larger jaws

If a person’s teeth are too small, relative to the size of their jawbone, gaps may develop between the teeth.

b. Missing or undersized teeth

If a person has a missing tooth, a diastema can develop on either side of the two adjacent teeth. If the upper lateral incisors are relatively small, a gap can develop between the two front teeth.

c. Incorrect swallowing reflex

If a person has a habit of pushing his or her tongue against the front teeth when swallowing, a gap can form due to the repetitive pressure against the front teeth.

d. Poor Habits

In children, thumb sucking, lip sucking, tongue thrusting, and similar habits can put the front teeth forward, leading to diastemas.

e. Gum disease

Gum disease causes inflammation that results in damage to the bone that supports the teeth. As a result of that, teeth become loose and gaps can appear.

Problems with Gaps in Teeth

Teeth don’t function properly unless they are properly aligned. Teeth gaps can cause serious problems if left untreated. These problems include:

  • Lack of confidence in appearance due to the aesthetic appearance
  • Increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease
  • Cracked and worn teeth as a result of misalignment
  • Snoring and sleep apnea as abnormal bite makes nose breathing impossible

How to Fix Gaps in Teeth?

Some people have no aesthetic issues as a result of gaps between their teeth. Even if you don’t have any issue with diastema from an aesthetic point of view, it’s important to seek treatment from a reliable dental clinic.

The gaps in the teeth can be fixed with the help of orthodontics treatment. There are several orthodontics options available at our dental clinic in San Antonio. 

  1. The most popular choice when it comes to orthodontic treatment for teeth gaps is Invisalign. Invisalign are custom-made aligners that can fit perfectly in your mouth. They are virtually unnoticeable. At South Flores Family Dental in San Antonio, we offer orthodontic treatment using Invisalign, an innovative option that uses transparent plastic aligners to nudge your teeth into their proper places.
  2. The most common orthodontic appliance to fix gaps in the teeth is traditional metal braces. Metal braces are the perfect option for individuals with moderate to several teeth gaps. Metal braces also come in several colors. Generally, people need to wear these metal braces from six months to a year based on the size of the gap. You need to consult with your orthodontist to discuss how long you need to wear metal braces to fix your diastema.
  3. Lingual braces are a discreet way of addressing gapped teeth. Lingual braces are similar to traditional braces but they’re fixed to the back of your teeth. 


A gap between your teeth can cause tooth decay, gum diseases, and impact your aesthetic looks. The good news is that some teeth gaps can be treated easily with orthodontic options. The best way to find out which orthodontic treatment will work for you is to give us a call! Dr. Martin G. Garcia at South Flores Dental Clinic in San Antonio will discuss your long-term goals with you to determine whether orthodontic treatment is an appropriate course of action for your gapped teeth problem. Call (210) 225-3333 to book a consultation.