In our last article, we have discussed the new innovative no-drilling dentistry and Caries Management System (CMS), which involves non-invasive strategies to arrest and remineralize early tooth decay and eliminate the need for traumatic drilling procedures.
Today, more dental patients could be spared the need of the dental drill with another new treatment for tooth decay without the invasive approach, and that is through a diagnostic liquid.
Read on to learn how a simple liquid solution could help off ward off the drill for treating dental caries.
Tooth Decay in Australia
Tooth decay is the most prevalent health problem in Australia, according to the researchers of the Australian Dental Association.
In 2012, the ADA revealed that an alarming 57% of Australians expect they will develop tooth decay at some stage of their lives.
They also stated that there are over 19 million decayed teeth in Australia, and expect 11 million additional decayed teeth each year.
In addition, tooth decay is the most common infection worldwide. The decay develops through two different stages.
The first stage is the initial non-cavitated state where no filling is needed as the decay can stop.
The second stage is a later cavitated state, which often requires filling to stop the decay from progressing.
Right now, dental practitioners don’t have a test to resolve the difference between these two stages, which leads to the standard treatment most dental patients know as drilling and filling.
On the other hand, decay doesn’t always indicate a cavity, and the filling procedures might not be the best option to inhibit the decay.
The New Diagnostic Liquid
Douglas Benn, a dental practitioner and professor by profession, created the new simple diagnostic liquid solution.
This new revolutionary liquid can be applied to the surface of the teeth before the patient undergoes dental X-ray.
This solution will help show the dentist whether the tooth has cavitated caries or is in the pre-cavity stage.
The diagnostic liquid is a helpful tool for dentists.
It will help them more readily see cavitated decay on an X-ray, as well as allow them to apply recently developed topical products for arresting tooth decay at an early phase.
With this, dentists will be able to preserve the patient’s tooth structure and use a simple, painless method of detecting and treating the dental problem, with no anaesthesia or drilling involved.
Using the diagnostic liquid solution, dentists estimate that 50% of cases that result in dental fillings nowadays could be avoided, together with other recently developed strategies to fend off tooth cavities.
Moreover, aside from warding off the dental drill, the new diagnostic liquid solution can also help dental professionals pick up more infection that could go undetected and assist in classifying the tooth decay.
Doctor Choi and the professionals at Precision Dental are constantly striving to stay abreast of the latest and best dental procedures.
It is their goal that you live a happy, satisfying life free from dental worries and trauma.
Pain-free dental care is their desire for you as well as your overall good health and happiness.
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