Dental loupes aid dentists to devise accurate diagnosis of oral conditions and enhance surgical precision when completing treatment. Additionally, loupes can improve dentists’ posture which can decrease occupational strain.
Dental caries, also known as cavities, are most accurately identified by visual and tactile examination of a clean, dry tooth. Magnification enables dentists to improve their ability to differentiate between a stain and a cavity. Cavities are rated and scored based on their visual presentation. If magnification is too high diagnosis becomes difficult due to the small field of view. Ideal magnification for diagnostic purposes is up to 2×.
The dental industry has performed research regarding magnification. Because the identification of accessory canals in addition to the primary pulp canals is essential to complete nonsurgical root canal therapy, magnification provides dentists enhanced visualization to locate and treat more obscured canals.