Using electronic apex locators helps us more precisely perform your root canal therapy by allowing for accurate measurements of root canal lengths. These accurate measurements are important for achieving a successful outcome. Electronic apex locators also help us to reduce the number of x-rays and radiographs required during the procedure, thereby reducing the patient’s exposure to radiation.
By using special ultrasonic instruments we can be more effective gaining access to canal openings, removing intra-canal materials or obstructions, and more precisely preparing the canals for a filling material. They are especially useful in surgical endodontics and in the treatment of difficult cases, which might otherwise have been deemed hopeless.