From the very beginning, Dr. Bielawski's practice has focused on
three key philosophies: prevention, early diagnosis, and minimally
invasive intervention whenever possible. To achieve her goals, she has
always relied upon the best technology available, whether delivering
all-porcelain restorations to patients, using a laser in diagnosing
tooth decay early, or removing soft tissue lesions. But she says the
most important tool in her technological arsenal, by far, is the dental
operating microscope. Less than 1% of all dentists are currently
utilizing surgical microscopes in their offices.
"I consider it to be the most valuable piece of technology. This equipment has truly transformed the way I practice dentistry in ways I never imagined. The microscope gives me increased precision and a higher level of confidence.
All of these enable me to provide a much higher standard of care.
When I use a laser, the microscope is very helpful in better observing
laser-tissue interactions. Most importantly, however, the microscope
enables me to better diagnose problems early, while they are small, and
effectively communicate these problems to patients. Small problems are
often much easier, far less invasive to treat, and less costly to the
patient then their larger counterparts."
Dr. Bielawski has far greater magnification than dentists who only use dental loupes (magnification glasses) or who don't use any magnification at all. These loupes provide limited levels of magnification compared to microscope-enhanced dentistry, which uses a surgical microscope similar to those used by medical specialists or surgeons. This significantly enhanced magnification level translates into higher quality care for our patients. We can see teeth and gums at different levels of magnification from 2 to 18 times normal size by just turning the knob. Without the microscope, it's easy to miss small problems. These can then turn into far bigger problems that require extensive, costly treatment. Small problems are often much easier to address, require less invasive care, and are far less costly to the patient. More healthy tooth structure can be preserved, and tooth strength is significantly increased. Even better? Patients benefit from less postoperative discomfort, faster healing, and better results.
If you have questions about dental microscopes, our dental team is ready to help you. Give us a call at (860) 693-8314.