Dentistry technology has taken leaps and bounds toward innovation. These new technologies are making dental procedures more efficient, safer and less costly. Feel free to ask your provider about them at your next dental appointment:
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) lasers is a non-intrusive procedure that can remove diseased gum tissue. It kills bad bacteria while leaving the healthy tissue unharmed, in addition to promoting tissue and bone growth previously lost due to gum disease.
Oral Cancer Screening
OralID is a product that uses fluorescent technology to detect oral cancer and other abnormal lesions at an earlier stage than its predecessors. It looks like a small flashlight and unlike other fluorescent technology, this gadget costs practitioners up to 50% less than other similar products.
CO2 lasers are used on both soft and hard tissue, and can perform dental procedures without blood or the use of anesthesia. The procedure is noiseless, targets decay, and is less abrasive than a scalpel.
More and more dentists are utilizing these cutting edge technologies to improve the patient experience. Learn more about trends in teeth tech.