Like many areas, the field of dentistry is an evolving practice of advances that adapt to the ever-changing needs of society. More than ever, dentists can diagnose your condition and determine whether you will benefit from a socket graft or other necessary treatment.
Not only has many of these advances improved dentistry, but treatments are now more comfortable for you than in the past.
Advances made in dental technology provides modern solutions to traditional dental issues. Today, treatments are faster and offer greater accuracy in restoring teeth. A desire to give dental patients leading edge treatment is a primary driving force behind many technologies designed to offer effective and efficient treatments.
What is true is dental technology has been evolving for quite some time. Methods change, but the primary care of dentistry remains the same. The development of newer technologies are focused on better techniques and creating products that are used to diagnose, treat and even prevent dental diseases and conditions as quickly and as effectively as possible.
One essential tool to performing dental procedures in more comfortable environments while being fast and effective is the growing popularity of laser dentistry. Laser, which stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, is a technology being used for different medical procedures. Now available in an increasing number of dental offices, laser dentistry is poised to not only improve treatment, but it will also help to reduce the cost of dental care.
Some dentists may use this type of procedure for professional cleanings to remove tartar build up. It can also be used for root planning procedures that are currently performed with a surgical instrument that has been known to damage surrounding gum tissue.
Eventually, dental laser procedures could possibly allow dentist to access any part of a patient’s tooth. The good news for you is that it will replace the need for the dental drill. For many people, this will come as a relief to the anxiety and fear about going to the dentist.
Modern dentistry continues to make use of many different types of technological advances. High tech equipment once far from the imagination is rapidly replacing common procedures.
In addition, computers allow accuracy in fabricating bridges, crown and dentures. Digital radiology proves as safe as – if not safer than – traditional X-rays where patients are exposed to less radiation. One thing is certain. Unless we have options to use these advances, modern dentistry would continue along the traditional path and not be safe and effective.