One of the technologies introduced recently into our practice is DENTAL SURGICAL MICROSCOPE. Evolution of Microscopes in the field of Dentistry dates back to 1953. Microscopes are widely used in neurovascular, ENT, Eye and other surgeries; however this great tool is still not widely utilized in Dentistry especially in India, One reason for this may be high cost of equipment.
It was the Root Canal Specialists who benefitted the most with the advent of microscopes; it magnified their field of vision by upto 25 times making it possible to visualize even the tiniest of canals. Magnification of upto 20X is considered suitable to locate and identify most of the canals. Microscopic vision is also helpful in treating fractured tooth, blocked canals, canal stones, and removal of broken files from canals and tooth preparation during veneers and crowns