Dentistry has evolved a lot over the course of years to become a very advanced science. Part of the advancement has been due to the invention of many technologies and pieces of equipment that make the process of treating teeth and oral medical conditions easier. These technologies have made a visit to a dentist much better and more comfortable. In this article, I will be looking at some of the technologies that make life much easier.
Dental implants were designed to replace dental dentures. Implants are usually used as a replacement for natural teeth. You can use a single implant to replace a single tooth or multiple implants to replace multiple teeth. When implants are used to replace multiple teeth, they are used as part of a bridge. Modern implants have been designed with much better technology so that when properly installed, they look like real, natural teeth. If you have a good dentist such as Edgar Radjabli doing the installation, you can be sure that your implants will last for a very long time before they need to be replaced. You can avoid a major dental procedure with implants.
Even though dental technologies have improved a lot to make dental procedures much more comfortable, it doesn’t mean that the pain is taken away completely. You can still expect some level of pain from the procedure and that is where sedation dentistry comes in. Sedation dentistry is meant to relax patients so that they can have a better experience when undergoing dental procedures. Three methods have been invented under sedation dentistry, that is, nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and NuCalm technique. Nitrous oxide is often referred to as the laughing gas because it makes someone to feel happy when they inhale the gas. Patients feel relaxed when they inhale this gas. Oral conscious sedation is administered in the form of a pill that a patient swallows. The pill offers a deeper level of relaxation.
Ozone therapy makes use of an energized form of the oxygen gas. When the gas is applied to teeth and the mouth, it kills bacteria and other microorganisms. Ozone therapy is not a new technology in the field of medicine, but its application in dentistry only started recently. This treatment is very comfortable to patients when used.
Digital X-rays and Radiography
X-rays can be used in low doses to provide instant and precise imaging of teeth. The radiation is normally of low energy and it can be used to image jaws, teeth, and the mouth in general. When this technology is used, it allows you the patient to view the images of your mouth with your dentist while you are still on the chair. The dentist explains to you what is wrong with your teeth and how to combat the problem.
Closely related to dental x-rays are intra-oral cameras. These cameras are the size of a dental mirror and they are designed to allow dentists to view the inside of the mouth of a patient.