Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.

Going Drill Free: How To Ease Fear At The Dental Office

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Dealing with dental procedures can often be very unnerving, especially if drilling is involved. Many people completely avoid seeing the dentist regularly for fear of the different procedures required in order to repair basic issues, such as cavities. One way many dental professionals are easing the minds of fearful patients is with drill-free dentistry. Drill-free dentistry is a great option for those who do not want to deal with drilling the teeth and all that it entails. If you have never heard of drill-free dentistry, you may have some questions about the procedure and what is involved:

What is Drill-Free Dentistry Like?

Drill-free dentistry is just as it sounds—having a cavity filled without the use of a dental drill. Instead, the dentist will use a special pressurized tool that will blow air mixed with abrasive material that will help remove the decay from a tooth. It works much like a sandblast in which it uses a mixture of materials, including silica and baking soda, which are blown on the affected area until the decay is gone. Once all of the decay is gone, all material is suctioned from the mouth. The dentist will then fill the cavity as normal.

What Are the Benefits of Drill-Free Dentistry?

Among many benefits, drill-free dentistry helps fearful patients that have a legitimate fear of dental procedures. For some, the sound of the drill can be very terrifying. With drill-free technology, the fear of the drill is gone. In fact, most times there is no need for any anesthesia at all, which decreases the fear even more because there are no needles to contend with.

With this type of technology, you also will benefit because more of your natural tooth surface will remain. The tools used by the dentist can better pinpoint the decay, and thus more teeth will remain once the decay is gone.

Not using a drill will also prevent any cracking or damage to the rest of the tooth. Drill-free technology is much more forgiving because the pressure is not as forceful. This procedure is also typically faster than traditional drilling. You can also have many teeth repaired at one time. Some dentists prefer to spread appointments out over time if many fillings are needed. Not only will this save you time and angst from having to go to the dentist, you will also save money from additional office visits.

Drill-free dental procedures are great for the entire family, especially children. It can even reduce the need for any type of sedation that many children receive. If you are interested in drill-free dentistry, ask a dentist from a dental clinic like Pine Lake Dental Group if they offer this technology.


8 November 2016