Thermal Imaging Helps in Evaluating Dental Drilling
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Preparing a damaged tooth and crown for replacement requires
drilling that, in some cases, raises the temperature of the bone and
surrounding tissues to dangerous levels. Excessive heat can permanently damage
these tissues as they increase the denaturation of hard tissue proteins.
Researchers are using high speed FLIR thermal cameras to
study drilling techniques in a lab setting. By understanding the conditions
that lead to thermal damage, they hope to find the optimal method for post
space preparation of teeth.
Download the full paper to learn more about the use of
infrared technology in this research setting
Disclaimer:FLIR’s R&D/Science cameras are intended for use as a
tool for product development and research exclusively. The following
information is in relation to product development applications and not directly
for patient care or diagnosis.