In the age of social media, it is easy to find reasons to be afraid of the dentist. One person’s traumatic experience could cause you to hesitate to attend your next appointment. Or perhaps you have had a bad experience in the past that makes you shy away from professional dental care. Whatever the case, you can rest assured that your next appointment with a dentist in Frisco is likely to be both easy and comfortable, especially if the use advanced technology. Let’s talk about just a few of the ways in which innovative dental instruments can help you to conquer your dental anxiety.
A Higher Level of Comfort
Fear of pain is a major reason why dental anxiety is so common — but modern dentistry is more comfortable than ever! In fact, if your dentist uses a soft tissue laser like the Picasso Light, you might not even need local anesthesia. Soft tissue lasers use light and heat to make incisions in oral tissues, rather than using a blade. The laser even reduces bleeding, swelling, and inflammation, contributing to an all-around easy treatment experience.
A Lower Risk of Complications
There is no such thing as a “risk-free” dental or medical procedure. However, with the advent of modern dental tools, the risks associated with oral treatments are extremely low. Here are a few reasons why that is the case:
- Soft tissue lasers kill bacteria. This makes them even safer than sterilized traditional tools, such as scalpels. The chance that you will get a postoperative infection from something that happened at the dental office is next to nothing.
- Advanced treatment planning minimizes human error. A CBCT scanner, also called a cone beam scanner, can provide your dentist with a highly detailed, three-dimensional view of your teeth, jawbone, nerves, and connective tissues. This aids in the planning of complex procedures like root canal therapy dental implant placement.
Early Diagnosis Aids Conservative Treatment
If you attend a checkup with your dentist every six months, you give them the opportunity to spot problems while they are still in their earliest stages. For example, they might use the Carivu cavity detection system, which utilizes near-infrared light to highlight areas of decay, including cavities that are impossible to spot with the naked eye. Once your dentist identifies weak spots in your teeth, they might be able to reverse decay before you require a filling!
Another valuable diagnostic tool is an intraoral camera, which helps dental team members get a clear view of areas of your mouth that would be difficult to see otherwise. They may be able to spot early signs of gum disease and other issues while they are still quite easy to treat.
It is understandable if the prospect of visiting your dentist makes you a little nervous — but thanks to modern technology, you can be confident that your next appointment will be as easy as possible.
Meet the Dentist
Dr. Deval Parmar has more than 13 years of experience in her field. She is dedicated to providing patients with a positive treatment experience, which is why she has invested in numerous pieces of advanced technology, including all of those mentioned in this blog post. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Parmar and our practice, contact us at 972-972-4646.