The Latest About Dental Health

A visit to the dentist’s office today is very different than a visit to the dentist just a few years ago. With the latest advances in dental health technologies many of those things which once caused a little trepidation are quickly becoming things of the past. A few of the exciting developments in dental health include … Desensitizers: Desensitizers can be used by your dentist or hygienist before the dental treatment if you have sensitive teeth, so that you are comfortable throughout treatment. Numbing Gel: Topical anesthesia can be used to numb your gums before an injection so you can’t feel

a needle being inserted for deeper anesthesia. The Wand: The Wand is a computerized tool that can deliver anesthesia in a slow and methodic manner. The slow and gentle delivery associated with The Wand often makes injections painless. Sedation Dentistry: Sedation dentistry includes new techniques of providing a relaxing, anxiety-free experience for people receiving dental treatment. OraVerse: The effects of local dental anesthetics can now be reversed, enabling you to continue on with your day without the hours of discomfort or limitations often associated with local dental anesthetics. Air-Abrasion: Serving as an alternative to a traditional dental drill, an air-abrasion system is primarily used to treat small cavities, preserving healthy tooth structure without the use of a local anesthetic. Composite Materials: Composite resin materials are now used in some veneers and other restorations, to fill cavities and to bond onto or rebuild a tooth. Composite resins offer a tooth-like resolution and have grown in popularity over the years. Dental Lasers: Some dental procedures may soon be performed quicker, more effectively, and more comfortably thanks to the latest developments in laser dentistry. Dental lasers are now being offered for a growing number of hard-tissue (teeth) and soft-tissue (gum) procedures. As you can see, there are many new technological innovations now available to help make your next dental visit much more comfortable and relaxed while the dentist gently performs whatever procedure might be necessary to maintain or regain healthy and attractive teeth and gums.