Leading image-guided and robot-assisted surgical company, X-Nav Technologies, announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the use of its X-Guide® Dynamic Surgical Navigation system to aid dentists in delivering minimally invasive endodontic procedures.
With X-Guide, patients and dentists can now benefit from more precise and minimally invasive access to tooth structures needing endodontic treatment—specifically, access to calcified canals and apicoectomies of affected teeth, according to a press release from the company.
Using the X-Guide system’s patented X-Point™ technology, the dentist gains a live view of the patient’s 3D anatomy and a digital handpiece to guide drill movements during surgery. This is said to allow the dentist to precisely navigate their drill to an exact access location for more efficient endodontic procedures. Tools in the X-Guide software help make navigation easy to integrate into the endodontic workflow, such as the virtual Prep feature for planning and following an ideal drill path; X-Mark™ virtual registration for using small, medium, and large field of view CBCTs; and integration with high-speed handpieces.