General dental services are helpful in promoting oral health. Facilities that provide these services are keen to ensure that they provide high-quality services to their customers. They do this by investing in advanced equipment and technologies. Here are the smart ways technology has revolutionized dental care.
Patients with missing, damaged or broken teeth used to make countless trips to the dentist and suffer from many painful injections. The recovery period after treatment was long and unpleasant. Thanks to new technologies, such as crown printing and 3D imaging, dentists can now do the same.
Some businesses have invested in computer aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) technology that captures and reproduces a three-dimensional image of damaged teeth and prints perfect match in minutes. Messy impressions and temporary crowns are being phased out as a result of this technology.
Interactive treatment options
With an advanced oral camera, patients can see everything the doctor does during the procedure. This compact device also enables dentists to examine teeth in detail to recommend a more appropriate treatment. In addition, the camera identifies the specific areas to focus on brushing teeth, which enhance overall hygiene.
No more pain
Many people are afraid to go for exams because of the expected pain. Laser procedures have changed this fear by allowing workers to perform procedures, such as tooth extraction, without pain. For example, CO2 dental laser equipment allows experts in this field to work on soft and hard tissues without exposing patients to severe pain.
Safer and faster diagnostics
X-rays are used to diagnose various conditions of oral health, especially those affecting the gums. Unfortunately, research studies have proven that conventional X-rays expose individuals to high levels of radiation, which may lead to other complications. On the other hand, modern digital X-ray devices have made the diagnostic process easier and safer. These images are transferred to a computer system for analysis in minutes, enabling the expert to provide a comprehensive treatment. In short, digital X-rays provide more comfort and reduce patient exposure to radiation by up to 90 percent.
Increase profits and reduce overhead costs
By investing in a modern practice management system, healthcare facilities save money and time, previously used to call patients to remind them of their upcoming appointments. New programs also allow the office to automatically capture and update patient information and records. New management systems simplify these processes, thereby reducing overhead costs and increasing profits.