Advanced Technology

Cone Beam CT

Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, small volume cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate, 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of endodontic disease. This allows three-dimensional visualization of teeth, bone, sinuses and surrounding structures with minimal radiation to the patient, enabling a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies (regular dental x-rays). With the addition of cone-beam CT technology to our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality, patient care.

Digital Imaging

Endodontic Specialists carefully chooses which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. 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. Endodontic Specialists utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.

Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.

Digital X-Rays:

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.

Surgical Microscopes

The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontic Microsurgery. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes, by Global Surgical, that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our surgical procedures.

Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see.


Endodontic Specialists is pleased to announce that we have incorporated the GentleWave® Multisonic Ultracleaning® root canal procedure by Sonendo® into our practice. The GentleWave System is currently the most innovative technology in the field of Endodontics. Visit to learn more about this exciting technology.

While we are the first Endodontic practice in the central IL to offer this technology, the GentleWave System has been used with great success in well over 75,000 cases and by hundreds of practitioners throughout the country.
Our traditional methods of cleaning root canal systems have certainly allowed us to successfully treat our patients. However, we continually evaluate technological advancements and bring them into our practice when we believe they can help provide a higher level of patient care than previously possible.
The GentleWave System:
1) Delivers a combination of broad range acoustic soundwaves, advanced negative-pressure fluid dynamics and advanced chemistry to debride & disinfect the complex anatomy of the canal system in a matter of minutes.
2) Is a single-visit treatment approach that is less invasive and more comfortable for patients.
3) Requires minimal instrumentation, which allows us to conserve more tooth structure and better maintain the integrity of the tooth.

Bioceramic Sealer

This is a flowable root canal sealer that utilizes bioceramic nanotechnology. Nano particle size allows it to flow readily into canal irregularities and even dentinal tubules with absolutely no shrinkage. This hydrophilic sealer uses moisture naturally present in dentin to initiate and complete its setting reaction, and it is antibacterial during setting due to its highly alkaline pH. This significantly decreases the chance of root canal failure.