There are a number of reasons why people prefer not to visit the dentist. The anxiety may be caused by past painful and unpleasant experiences suffered at the dental office. It is very uncomfortable for some people to have a stranger move around their mouths. Technology has sought to lessen these issues for the advancement of dentists and patients alike.
Technology has greatly influenced the progression of the world. There have been major changes in all aspects of life, due to the innovation of technology with its continuous evolution.
With novel technological inventions come betterment that considerably carries dentistry into the future. The dental field and all its associated subdivisions are a part of this extensive technological advancement.
Most people eagerly look forward to a bright future where dental problems will be a thing of the past, but there are always detractors who don't believe in the benefits of technology in our lives.
In modern times, the dental field has seen many technical upgrades. These inventions have been used in modern medicine and in general. This is because of equipment and tools that give dental practitioners the ability to do better imaging, achieve oral sedation, and access to various parts of the body that they weren't able to before.
In our talk with renowned Boston dentist, Dr. Shapiro, we have uncovered some of the latest technologies that will shape the future of dentistry.
Dental practitioners are able to innovate some of the most troublesome procedures of dentistry by making it easier with technology. Dental visits are now simpler and more comfortable because of technological improvements. New technological changes have transformed the way people feel about dental visits, just as it has revamped places of work, modern houses, and even our everyday interactions.
There is already software that exists which engages in clinical decision-making for the dentist. In order to find the best mode of operation for the patients, this AI technology will need to be developed to incorporate algorithms that would assist dental health practitioners. These algorithms are of superior intelligence and may be used within the healthcare systems to look over research findings, and treatment techniques to reduce discomfort.
Smart toothbrushes are another technical advancements that will probably be commonplace in the future. It allows the user to play games while brushing their teeth and also would help the use of employee good oral hygiene routines. It would also be able to provide real-time feedback through an accompanying app that would let the user know if too much pressure is being applied to teeth and gums.
Dental students stand to gain the most from augmented reality because it allows users to perform procedures while accessing real-time feedback on their movements which has the potential to improve this skill exponentially. This type of technology is more prevalent in reconstructive and aesthetic procedures whenever professionals would like to have patients be more at ease.
Virtual reality can be very helpful to dental students as well. This is because, with virtual reality, students can be transported to a scene where procedures are taking place which is one of the benefits of distance learning. It is like allowing the students to peek over the shoulder of the surgeon, but this can be done while students are a million miles away. Thanks to this technology students may be able to learn from the privacy of their home.
Computer-assisted design and 3D-printing
By now we should all be familiar with 3D printing. The possibilities for general health Care cannot be overstated as it has proven to be invaluable. Computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-assisted manufacture (CAM), including 3D printing, are already transforming the dental field. This is because traditionally when a patient needed a crown, a dentist must make a mould of the tooth and fashion a temporary crown. Then he/she would have to wait for the dental laboratory to make a permanent one. This can all be avoided with this new technology.
It is no secret that sometimes the dentist would have trouble getting a good look inside your mouth despite how wide you open for him. These situations can be very uncomfortable for both the dentist and patients alike. But with the advance of intra-oral cameras this will soon be a thing of the past.
Regenerative Dentistry looks at the issue of self-healing teeth and biological therapy for teeth that have been damaged. This is quite an innovative concept seeing that we have come to accept that our teeth fall out with age or just need to be replaced if they have suffered damage. This field challenges that belief through biological means. It deals with stimulating stem cells to regrow tissue.
Patients have much less reason to dislike trips to dental offices with the help of improvements in dental technology. We should all make good use of the tools available to us.
Now dentists can easily assess patients before procedures and correctly suggest a course of treatment. In the future, these procedures will be a lot more efficient and be conducted with technological precision.