For many years both clinical and surgical endodontic treatments have been performed without the use of any magnification device, using only the conventional dental lights. No surprise, therefore, if until recently the percentage of long term success was considerably lower compared to what we can achieve today.
On the other hand, the operating microscope allows to work with magnifications, ranging from 2.5 x to about 20 x, with a constantly coaxial illumination.
In conclusion, the advantages of the use of the operating microscope in clinical and surgical endodontics are many, like:
- better visualization of the operating field
- better visualization of the technique
- more accuracy during every single step of the procedure
- more predictability of long term success