Everyone loves a new toy or gadget, mostly because these advances in technology are designed to make life easier. For your dentist new technology doesn’t just provide a fun update on the way they clean teeth or check for cavities, but it also makes life better for you, the patient. When dental technology improves accuracy and reduces the amount of time that procedures take, it makes things better for patients and dentists alike. Does your dentist use technology designed to make your experience better?
Digital Imaging Technology Is Designed to Improve Detection
One of the areas in which dental technology has improved drastically is in digital imaging. X-rays are a traditional tool used to give your dentist a more complete picture of your teeth and jawbone. X-rays are useful, but digital imaging technology like panoramic x-rays and intraoral cameras can provide an even better picture. These tools can build three-dimensional models of your teeth and jaws to give your dentist the most accurate picture of what is happening to the structure of your teeth as they grow over time. This allows your dentist to more accurately detect conditions like misalignment, cavities, and premature wear, which leads to earlier treatment and prevention.
Dental Cleanings Can Be More Efficient
Dental cleanings are an essential part of visits to your dentist’s office. Your regular cleanings allow you to remove bacteria from your teeth and preserve their health for the future. Your cleanings can be more efficient and thorough with better dental technology. The Cavitron is an ultrasonic cleaning device for your teeth. Rather than relying strictly on the mechanical action of scraping bacteria from teeth, the Cavitron uses ultrasonic waves to disrupt plaque formation and remove tartar from your teeth and gums.
Dental Sedation Helps Patients with Anxiety
Another area in which dental technology can help is with your mental and physical experience at the dentist’s office. Sedation is often used on more intensive procedures to help the patient relax during treatment. However, a sedation tool like nitrous oxide can actually be used in a small dose to help calm patients with dental anxiety. Some patients struggle to make and attend dental appointments because of poor experiences as a child, or because of generalized anxiety. Dental sedation can help.
Discover All of Greenhaven’s Helpful Dental Technology
Greenhaven Family Dental embraces dental technology that makes your experience better. Our team wants you to feel comfortable and encouraged by your dental visits. That’s why we utilize contemporary technology to reduce treatment times and discomfort. Explore all of the ways that we make your visit to the dentist better on our website. You can schedule an appointment at Greenhaven Family Dental in Baxter, MN by contacting our office at 218-454-0523.