Gone are the days of traditional and age old dental equipments and treatment techniques…Modern technology offers a wide array of options to undergo improved and painless dental treatments within a short span of time. The emergence of varied hi-tech dental equipments has eventually changed the process of dental care and treatment. Apart from simplifying the process of treatment and reduced time to deliver the treatment process, the advanced tools and techniques have also increased the success ratio of severe dental treatments and disorders. They have made the process of dental care and treatment easier for both the dentists and patients.
The emergence of intraoral cameras have not only improved dental care procedures, but also increased the accuracy of oral problem detection. It consists of a wand with a miniature video camera that gives crystal clear images and videos of even the most unreachable portions of the mouth of patients for dentists to easily track various oral problems and dental disorders. These equipments can be wired or wireless and attached with a monitor so that both the dentists and patients can view the internal conditions of mouth. It helps dentists to educate patients about the problems they are facing and to make them comfortable with the associated treatment and solutions.
Laser technology has proved to be a blessing in disguise in the field of dentistry. The technology is used in the field of teeth whitening, teeth fillings, gum lifts, removing lesion, soft tissue applications etc. and offers better and faster results. Digital radiography is another technology that makes use of a minute intraoral sensor and sends images directly to the attached monitor, contrary to the traditional x-ray films. It reduces patient’s exposure to radiation on one hand and provides clear and accurate results on the other.
Next in the line of futuristic dental treatment procedures based on advanced technology includes kinetic cavity preparation/air abrasive technology. It makes use of tiny aluminium particles sprayed on the decayed area that helps to remove tooth decay without any noise or anaesthesia. Dentists also make use of electronic anaesthesia during tooth restoration by placing electrodes inside the mouth and making use of electric pulses to lessen nerve sensation. Other technology based dentistry materials and tools include bonding and adhesives, dental implants, computer charting etc.
It solely depend upon the dentists to diagnose patients and make use of the most suitable advanced materials, tools and techniques in dentistry matched with the present conditions and problems.