Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The Perks Of Using Laser For Dental Health
It's so slim a chance to see people raging to go to their dentists. But the fact is that many dentists are also distressed whenever they see their patients over the years with tooth problems that could have been prevented had they abided by their dentist's advice no matter what the reasons are.
Over the past years we have seen technology continuously entering the dental field and this means that words like whisper jet micro air abrasion, drill free, and a favorite among many, pain free come in continuously everyday.
We behold the laser as the best new dentistry instrument. He gets to easily break in the gum pockets with the laser and this leads to the elimination of unhygienic linings within the gums. Bacteria within the infected pockets can be eliminated with laser.
Combined with the normal root scaling is equivalent to faster healing and lower pain. It also means that a patient's dental status can be maintained for longer periods of time.
The wand is a computer controlled anesthesia system that uses a very small needle plus a topical anesthetic to numb the mouth. It is the computer that controls the amount of anesthesia and the speed at which it is run.
The technology known as the micro air abrasion system enables doctors to remove beginning decay with no shots, no drills, and fillings that are about one fourth the size of traditional fillings too.
Rather than waiting for the usual 40 or more seconds that it takes for the filling material to cure on its own, dentists use the laser and speeds this healing to just five seconds. Thanks to these lasers, the appointment for teeth bleaching rather no longer involves lot of appointments as this can be done in one sitting.
Today, patients also get to understand dental work and what they can expect after a dental visit all thanks to this technology which aids dentists as they work on people's pearly whites.
The Clinically Advanced Education System or CAESY is used to call up detailed procedures for each dental patient. The CDR is a device that enables the dental record of the patients to be entered into a computer and this computer is duly integrated with other computers in the structure.
The information here includes the dental notes, along with the patient's photograph, restorative chart and X rays, all taken without film at all.
With the film less X rays, patients get exposed to about 90 percent less radiation than in the usual X rays. The patients? teeth are now easily able to be captured in very close detail using an intra oral camera used by dentists today. Thanks to the dentists showing people the enlarged photos of their teeth, they can easily point out to them where the precise areas of decay are found. As hygienists and dentists point out the weight of brushing and flossing, it becomes understandable that good dental hygiene goes beyond a pretty smile.
As of late, studies have been released linking periodontitis or gum disease and cardiovascular ailments. Research studies on these were undertaken more than a decade ago, but then we only get to see the results on this discussed in more detail only recently.
In recent times, what we have learned is that there is a change in the model where gum disease may have an effect on many systemic conditions, principally those that are multifactorial chronic conditions like heart disease, preterm pregnancy and diabetes plus many other conditions. On how oral disease works with systemic health, we can see our perceptions change so much.
Standard procedures such as dental fillings, crowns or root canal are needed by patients who will also be attracted to the nice new dental tools. Great new advancements such as porcelain crowns, perhaps, have been made in dentistry that enable the people to have a great tooth and gum care they need, without the hideous metal look that sometimes escorts the method and this is great visually.
While most progressions being made have to do with the way the accomplished product looks, the indispensable theme remains the same, making each course of action as successful and pain free as it can get. Because of the technology, we can provide pain free dentistry, it is here, and it's here now.
By: frances geiger
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