In recent years, dental technologies have changed the field dramatically. While some dentists stick to traditional methods, those who embrace new technologies can reduce cost, pain, and side effects during and following dental procedures. Digital technologies can also aid in knowledge, communication, and convenience for patients.
LANAP, or Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is an FDA-approved method used to treat gum disease. At one time, the only option for dentists was to cut the gums with a scalpel in order to remove and treat infected areas; now, dental professionals use the Periolase laser to effectively perform the same task, with reduced bleeding, pain, and healing time.
Fear is a huge factor that keeps many patients from visiting their dentists. The NuCalm system uses technology to decrease sensory stimuli, reduce stress reactions, and create a soothing environment for patients.
Digital Photos, X-Rays, and Intra-Oral Cameras
Digital technologies allow dentists to show patients digital images of their teeth and gums, which facilitates better understanding and communication. Computer screens show patients what the dentist and staff see, with crisp, magnified images. Visuals may provide patients with information they need, as well as additional motivation to care for their teeth and gums.
Digital charting allows patients to review their dental history both in the office and at home. This can be helpful for scheduling and insurance purposes, as well as tracking the growth and movement of teeth and the progression of gum disease or other oral health concerns.
Today’s technology can make your experience at the dentist more comfortable, efficient, and painless than ever before. To learn more about new dental technologies, or to schedule an appointment, contact Colorado Advanced Dentistry. Dr. VanWechel has over 30 years of experience and continues to update his practice with new technologies that offer patients the best possible care. Call us today at (720) 420-1103!