Advances in dental technology have provided less stressful visits, decreased pain and discomfort, and better results. Adults and children who once dreaded their appointments now enjoy the benefits of modern methods that save themselves and their dentist time and money.
Digital imaging uses state of the art software to simulate the results of procedures. Patients are given a better idea of what to expect as the doctor visually communicates the outcome with them. Another benefit of imaging involves patient records. Instead of old fashioned paper records, data is stored digitally which permits easier retrieval, decreases the amount of paper used, and lessens waste.
Digital x-ray equipment emits up to ninety percent less radiation than the standard method making it safer for both patients and staff. Hidden cavities and damage to roots are more apparent, and bone strength is also quickly determined. These films are conveniently stored and quickly accessed.
Microdentistry incorporates precise tools with air abrasion to remove less tooth surface than old fashioned drilling. Oftentimes the use of a local anesthetic is not needed since there is much less pain and vibration experienced by patients. Less noise is produced, and sessions are not as long since less time is needed to obtain the desired result.
Soft tissue dental lasers are used for restoration and other cosmetic procedures pertaining to the gum tissues. Less stressful and more relaxed sessions allow the dentist to reshape the gums with less bleeding, inflammation, and pain to the patient. This method also stimulates the growth of new tissue which improves and speeds healing. Teeth are also more easily exposed to ensure proper treatment and repair.
Improvements in dental technology provide less traumatic procedures, save time, and improve efficiency and communication between the doctor, staff, and their patients. The dental experience for both the practice and patient are greatly enhanced by utilizing these methods. The pain once endured by patients during and after procedures no longer is an issue. For the staff, there is no more difficulty in maintaining hundreds of patient records for immediate access.