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What's in Store for the Technological Future of Dentistry?

For many people, going to the dentist is something they wish to avoid. Usually, this is due to the idea they will experience pain or discomfort during their procedure. However, as technology continues to evolve within dentistry, various new equipment and techniques are being introduced to allow a patient's experience to be much easier than in years past.
Laser Dentistry
Considered a breakthrough because it allows for a much less invasive procedure, laser dentistry makes a visit to a dental office much more relaxing for almost any patient. According to Dr. Knebel Murray, it is used in such procedures as the removal of benign tumors and cold sores, as well as decay removal and helping to regenerate damaged nerves, it results in a shortened and virtually painless healing period for the patient. A welcome advancement for many dental procedures.

Air Abrasion
A great advancement in dentistry, air abrasion can now take the place of a dental drill in many procedures. Allowing dentists to r…