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Explaining the Technology Available at Modern Dentists

With any dentist worth their salt, it is a priority to keep up with relevant dentistry trends, research and technology to ensure that a faster and more accurate diagnosis and treatment can take place. This enables dentists to provide their patients with the excellent level of service that they have come to expect and deserve.

By taking advantage of modern dental technology, your dentist in Mackay can recommend the appropriate treatments to their patients without any need for uncertainty or delay. This means patients can continue on with their lives without the continual disruption of multiple dental assessments, scans, tests and other complications.

Innovative technology, combined with our holistic outlook for treatment, helps us find and prevent issues that may have been previously overlooked or not recognised for what they really were. Understanding that the entire body is a single unit and that the mouth and body are not separate entities is a cornerstone for our developments in care.

These new technological advancements in dentistry ensure a positive step in dental care as a whole. During this exciting time, a lot of research is focused on the prevention of dental disease and caries and in the event that restorative work is needed, quick and accurate diagnosis and treatment is available.

What kind of advanced equipment is available these days?

Digital X-Rays

A lot of people are hesitant about the frequent use of X-rays because of the potential of harmful radiation exposure. Digital X-rays not only drastically reduce the radiation exposure (when compared with traditional X-rays), but they also allow for a more defined image which can allow your dentist to identify signs of decay or other concerns more readily.

Intraoral cameras

Intraoral cameras allow the patient to be more involved in their oral health, as they can see for themselves inside their own mouth and see what the dentist is seeing. By visualising the issue, patients are more attentive, comfortable and understanding having seen it with their own eyes.

Dental microscopes

Being able to magnify up to 20 times the original size is an amazing ability of some dental microscopes.  By enabling this it provides the dentist with the advantage of being able to work in a very detailed, precise way to make sure that any infection or decay is removed from all areas during a restorative treatment.

Without any of this new and improved equipment, oral health care professionals would not be able to work to the precision that they are now able to.  Without this ability, impacts could be slower healing time as the body would still be left to fight off remnants of decay that had not been cleaned away. The tiny beginnings of decay would also not be able to be identified on X-rays and only once the issue became larger and more problematic could a professional do anything about it. It is common practice to use intraoral cameras and microscopes during every treatment to offer the best kind of service.

Finally, a quick mention of the software used which also furnishes dentists with better opportunities to provide their patients with excellent care. Dental implant planning software can pinpoint the precise location of an implant to maximise success rates, teeth straightening devices are perfected with scans and digital manipulation of teeth. Even crowns are built with an innovative Cerec machine.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.