Root fractures can often be detected by using the endo-lite fibre tip. Place the fibre light source either buccally or lingually in the gingival sulcus. A fracture line will appear dark via transillumination from the outside to the inside of the canal. Can be used to help locate canal orifice by placing the light source on the buccal or lingual cervical region of the tooth.
Comprises of a universal hand piece housing the LED specific light source plus a metal attachment for the 1mm disposible endo-lite fibre tip (single-use tip) which is inserted into the attachment before use.
1.0mm Fiber-Lite Lightguide attachment with intense illumination for endodontic and surgical procedures (used with Microlux hand piece); Disposable Lightguide; Lightguide refills are available in packs of 25
• Helps to visualise root canal, root fractures and proximal caries
• Can be placed inter-proximally to observe posterior caries as a shadow on the marginal ridge
1. General Dentistry A. Assists in detection of caries. This technique is especially helpful for location of caries which may be blocked on x-ray due to existing fillings. B. Locates supra and sub gingival calculus. C. When composite removal is required, locates residual composite material which appears darker than surrounding tooth structure.
2. Prosthodontics A. Location of the dentino-enamel junction in crown preparations. B. Location of fractures in teeth and porcelain jackets.
3. Endodontics A. Location of the root canal orifice. B. Detection of broken instruments in the root canal. C. Location of root fractures.
4. Periodontics and Dental Hygiene A. Useful as an auxiliary light source during periodontal surgical procedures. B. Assists in detection of sub gingival calculus. C. Helps demonstrate decay and calculus directly in the patient’s mouth and is a valuable aid in patient motivation. D. Oral hygiene instruction and routine screening procedures by the hygienist or assistant.
5. Oral Surgery A. Aids in detection of soft tissue lesions when used with DL Light guide and oral cleanser B. Location of bone chips and fractured root tips. C. Generally useful as high intensity auxiliary light.
6. Orthodontics A. Location of proximal caries when teeth are banded.
7. Pedodontics A. Diagnosis of crown fractures in traumatic injuries.