Endodontic treatment has now become the integral part of dentistry. It involves all the procedure which needs to be done inside the tooth. One major concern of endodontic treatment is inaccessibility to the working area inside the tooth. Thus, dealing in such a delicate area needs more of precision and perfection.
This era of endo dentistry is completely based on rotary handpieces which has replaced the manual files, resulting in more clean and fine preparation of the teeth. Similarly, the location of Apical foramen which was initially achieved by tactile sensation has been done by now-a-days by Apex locator.
Dental apex locator works on the principle that the apex of the root has a specific resistance to electric current which is measured using a pair of electrodes i.e. endodontic file & lip clip. These devices, when connected to a file, are able to detect the point at which the file leaves the tooth and enters the periodontium and is designated by beeping sound.
It shows that apex locator holds a special place in the dental clinic. The dental apex locator price ranges from nominal to high end prices. But its always better to indulge in top-end products.
Woodpecker DTE DPEX V Apex Locator
A 6th generation apex locator from DTE, Woodpecker with multi-frequency impedance technology for accurate detection of apical constriction irrespective of the type of tooth and the conditions e.g. weeping canals, pulp residues, pus or saliva etc. It is more stable and has stronger anti-interference ability.