Modern technology is something that we can be so very thankful for. We are blessed with a range of things that can help our lives, that even twenty years ago we might not have thought were possible. As best dentists in Boston, we know just how much technology and education have progressed and helped the field of dentistry, and at this time of Thanksgiving, here are some of the reasons why we should give thanks for modern dentistry.
1. Sedation and anesthesia
For a number of people, fear of the dentist can be due to anxiety around procedures and fear of potential pain. This fear is sometimes why people cancel appointments. Modern dentistry can help to alleviate fear and anxiety, as we have the wonder that is anesthesia available for patients. If treatments are necessary for you, then having anesthesia is going to make the treatment much better than going without anesthesia. At Dental Partners of Boston, we also have sedation options available, if patients are particularly nervous. So don’t avoid the dentist because of fears or nerves as pain-relief is available. Please be sure to communicate with us about any anxieties and we will work together so you’re comfortable in our care.
2. Non-invasive procedures
Modern dentistry techniques mean that there are a number of non-invasive procedures that can be performed that would have been much more extreme in years gone by. Take gum grafting surgery, for example. In the past, a periodontist would take gum tissue from other areas of the mouth. A flap of gum tissue was cut around the exposed teeth. The gum graft was then sewn in place, meaning a long and sometimes painful recovery. With the modern Pinhole Surgical Technique for the same treatment, all that it involves is a tiny incision just above the affected teeth. Using proprietary tools, we then push down the existing gum to cover the root exposure. Collagen strips hold the tissue in place, as well as encouraging healing. This procedure is wonderful because of the faster healing time, and also because the results are instantly pleasing to see.
3. Dental Implants
Dental implants are another reason to be thankful for modern dentistry. They are extremely beneficial for any patients suffering from tooth loss. You might just be missing one of your teeth or a number of them. Regardless, the best dental implants mean that you can get your smile back. Not only do they look good, but dental implants mean that our dentists can restore the full functionality of your teeth, and with that, restore all the health benefits that come from natural teeth. They have an extraordinary success rate, and dental implants are a better option than dentures. They not only look like your natural teeth, but they also feel and function just like natural teeth.
4. Preventive Dentistry
Modern dentistry, with us at Dental Partners of Boston, is all about preventative dentistry. Brushing and flossing daily is so important to keep your mouth healthy. But you can’t forget the importance of regular professional cleanings and dental examinations. Dental Partners of Boston provides a complete oral exam that looks out for any potential issues like gum disease, tooth decay, and occlusion analysis before any of them become an issue.
All that is left now is to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving with your families and thank you for being a part of Dental Partners of Boston! If you would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.