The Future Of Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry has been into existence for like 30 years and it is definitely the core of oral health care in upcoming times. Highly advanced oral health care dentists are paving way for new technologies and practices that can further promote and bring new business models along with revenues in this domain. These programs aim to set new protocol and standards in terms of preventive actions and planning, while combining the therapy with product and services that further extent to the patient’s home.

Basically, through future preventive dentistry programs, one can predict that they won’t just get regular dental care but it will become a part of their routine. Here is an insight to the future technologies that might change the world of preventive dentistry forever:

- Patient Education plans to keep them informed about the procedures and new devices

- Computerized treatment rooms for easier update of the records

- Intraoral cameras and diagnostic devices to show the condition and treatment process within your mouth

- Soft tissue laser to help treating a wide range of conditions like lesions and cold sores.

  • Air Abrasions:

The revolutionary techniques that use a form of pumice powder to help removing the dental caries. This removal method ultimately eliminates the need of going through drilling or painful injections.

  • Intra Oral Cameras:

It allows the dentist to clearly illustrate how your teeth are being examined while showing the patient the highlights of their problems. The intra-oral camera also helps to show and records the images such as the surface condition of fillings, appearance of the gums, small decay areas, cracks and stains on teeth that otherwise are not possible to be shown on radiograph.

  • Soft Tissue Laser:

To help treating the gum diseases, crown lengthening and other form of soft surgeries are used and preferred over the conventional methods. You do not need to face any injection to deal with this problem. If the treatment takes a longer time, you will be provided with DVD glasses so that you can enjoy a movie while the treatment continues.

  • Digital X-rays:

There are several benefits of Digital X rays. The foremost is that it reduces your exposure to the radiation up to 50%. The results are available instantly and the image can be magnified to help in diagnosis. The data files can be forwarded to the dentists who can copy and view them easily.

  • Dental Diode Lasers:

The lasers are also known as soft tissue lasers and are ideal to cut or contour the gums as well as other soft tissues. Not only they will reduce the healing time but also remove the discomfort of the patient.

  • Diagnostic Camera:

The diagnostic camera uses the scientific principle of auto-fluorescence in order to differentiate between the healthy teeth from the infected ones. Using the technology, some of the areas of the tooth decay can be easily detected even before they are visible on the X ray. It is an indispensable aid for the preventive and minimally invasive dentistry that allows you to monitor the small decay areas accurately instead of filling and drilling.

  • 3D Scanner:

This is yet another cutting edge technology that eliminates the need of having dental impressions as we can scan the teeth. This means not only the patient gets increased comfort but also the procedure can be shown to provide complete accuracy. The scanner can also match the shade of the teeth to restore and blend it seamlessly with the adjacent tooth structure.