At the practice we have systems available that make a trip to the dentist virtually pain free . Recent technology from America means that we now have a machine called the ‘Wand’, which delivers local anaesthetic at a very slow rate so that any discomfort is kept to a minimum. In fact most patients say that they never feel a thing!
For drill free fillings we have the CrystalAir system, which works by combining a quiet, jet of air with microabrasive powder. The tiny particles travel at great speed and when they hit a hard surface they erode it. The patient feels no vibration or sensation of heat. Although Air Abrasion does not replace the drill in every instance it is an ideal technology to repair teeth that have early or superficial decay.
The key to less invasive dentistry is the early diagnosis of decay. The Diagnodent is a new laser tool that detects changes on the tooth surface that might not be visible on a traditional xray. A small laser is shone onto the tooth, the decay becomes fluorescent and returns light to the unit which is recorded audibly and digitally. This reduces the need for X-Rays significantly.
The Endox machine kills the bacteria in a painful abscess so by removing the pain straight away before a Root Canal Treatment is carried out reducing the need for anti-biotics and pain-killers
Due to our ability to prepare teeth without a needle, drill, noise or pain we are changing the image of dentistry forever.