Specializing in Microscope-Enhanced Endodontics
Our endodontic practice is regarded as one of Southeastern Connecticut’s premier centers for cutting-edge endodontic therapy. Your dentist’s referral to our specialty practice clearly shows his or her desire to provide you with the highest quality treatment available.
Dr. Tom Goebel is a dental specialist, dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the pulp and its supporting tissue. When treatment is required, your comfort is our utmost concern. We offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation as options for patients who need some help relaxing.
Our professional efforts are aimed toward maximizing the probability of success in saving your tooth. Dr. Goebel utilizes advanced endodontic treatment techniques along with state-of-the-art technology. Endodontic therapy is delivered under a powerful surgical operating microscope, which allows optimum visualization and illumination of complex root canal anatomy.
The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontic Microsurgery. Dr. Goebel has invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes, by Carl Zeiss, that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for his surgical procedures. Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see. To further assist the doctor, you will also notice the assistant working through their own microscope.
For your safety our practice adheres to the highest standards of infection control in accordance with the CDC and OSHA guidelines.
Leader in Endodontics with Cone Beam CT Scanning
Dr. Goebel is continually elevating the standard-of-quality in endodontic diagnosis and treatment utilizing microscope-enhanced therapy for conventional and surgical treatment. He is also pioneering the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Southeastern Connecticut to assist in proper diagnosis.
Our Kodak 9000 3D is an extraoral imaging system that aids in the diagnosis and treatment of complex endodontic cases. The system produces low-dose, high-resolution three dimensional CT images. The Kodak 9000 3D limits radiation dosages to the rough equivalent of four bitewing radiographs, depending on the region of study.
In the 3D mode, the Kodak’s 9000 3D’s unique limited field of view limits radiation while providing studies of small areas of the teeth and jaws. Reconstruction of the images results in high-resolution cross sectional images for more accurate diagnoses and improved treatment planning. It can also takes high resolution panoramic radiographs.
Images can be transferred to a CD or printed onto photographic paper.
Digital Imaging (X-Rays)
Shoreline Endodontics carefully chooses when and which type of radiographs are taken. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital X-rays give 70%
less exposure to radiation than conventional X-rays.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to your restroative dentist, other specialists, or insurance companies. Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
We have gone to great lengths to make the experience as pleasant and efficient as possible. We use state of the art equipment including surgical operating microscopes and 3D cone beam scans. Each chair has its own television to allow you to focus on something other than that which is happening in your mouth. We have a gifted and caring staff that is here to make your visit as pleasant as possible. All patient information is computerized and it is immediately accessible by your primary Dentist.