Dr. Liwen Tao, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Liwen Tao is an endodontist in Clearwater, Florida, and a specialist member of the American Association of Endodontics. We look forward to being of service to you. Our expert team, led by respected endodontic specialist Dr. Liwen Tao, includes an experienced endodontic staff. We provide the highest standard of professional care in a friendly, comfortable Feng-Shui environment. We hope that the information provided here answers many of your questions about endodontic treatment. If you would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to call us at 727-799-6995 or contact us through the website.
Focal 3D CBCT Scan
We have a highly advanced dental 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanner in our office now. Our CBCT scanner provides a focused view of the problem tooth and surrounding teeth by using a minimum dose of radiation (approximately 1.5 times of regular dental film radiation). This 3D CBCT provides an abundance of information about the teeth, jaw bone structure, and diseases that cannot be found on regular dental film. From this 3D CBCT scanner, accurate data lead to better diagnosis and treatment planning decision as well as potentially more predictable outcome at a much lower cost.
Advanced Endodontic System
The Advanced Endodontic System is ASI’s most versatile, full-featured delivery system designed with a high-end look for the modern day, state-of-the-art treatment room. This advanced system gives our patients peace of mind, providing an integrated area for patients to receive the most advanced treatment possible. Advanced Endodontic System is a neatly-organized, streamlined system with a sleek design that enhances our patients’ experience.
ZEISS Surgical Microscope
Surgical microscope technology from ZEISS enables better vision during endodontic procedures, which is key to improving the quality of the examination and treatment. The illumination puts light where it is needed, so that root canals are illuminated and imaged, whereby our doctors can visualize high-contrast images illustrating minute details and fine structures.
Digital Apex Locators
We utilize advanced electronic root-length measuring technology to insure accuracy of instrumentation. These devices work by calculating resistance of tooth structure to provide a visual and audible signal indicating root length.
These advanced devices use a quartz crystal to vibrate small instruments to help clean the canal, negotiate calcified canals, remove a post, and other canal obstructions.
All radiographs in our office are taken with digital sensors. The acquired image is then sent to a special computer and can be instantly viewed on monitors in each operatory. These images require up to 90% less radiation than the conventional x-ray films. All images are stored in the “digital chart” for easy access and communication with patients and restorative dentists via printed reports or digital transmission.
Patients’ medical and dental history as well as treatment are electronically stored in a patient management system. Patients’ information can be located easily.
Our special digital handpieces control high tech nickel-titanium instruments with great precision. These sterilized units sense when torque (tightness) approaches pre-set resistance levels, and they reverse rotation to adjust to these limits. The efficiency of these instruments helps to reduce the patient’s chair time.