Over the past decade, dentistry technology has taken a big leap toward innovation. Find out what to look forward to for future dental appointments:
Oral Cancer Screening
OralID is a gizmo that uses fluorescent technology to detect oral cancer and other abnormal lesions at an earlier stage than ever before. Unlike other fluorescent technology, this gadget costs up to 50% less.
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) lasers can remove diseased gum tissue. It kills bad bacteria while leaving the healthy tissue unharmed. This non-intrusive procedure also promotes tissues and bone growth previously lost due to gum disease.
Used on both soft and hard tissue, CO2 lasers can perform dental procedures without blood or the use of anesthesia. The procedure is noiseless, targets decay, and is less abrasive than a scalpel.
Not all dentists have access to these new tools, but who knows what the future holds? Learn more about trends in teeth tech.