One of the biggest challenges faced by dentists is being able to see what is happening inside your mouth. Our oral cavity is dark, only has one access point and is full of tiny crevices and pockets that can make it fairly tricky to see what is going on. Since a large element of modern dentistry is preventative care, spotting potential problems early and before they can develop into serious issues with unpleasant symptoms and require invasive and expensive treatment is essential. Microscope enhanced dentistry improves the ability of dentists to identify dental damage, decay and other problems at the earliest possible opportunity, facilitating prompt diagnosis and treatment that improves patient care and outcomes.
As its name suggests, microscope enhanced dentistry refers to the use of a microscope in order to see your teeth and gums at different levels of magnification – usually from 3 to 20 times the normal size. This superior level of viewing ensure that patients can be offered superior care from diagnosis/consultation to treatment. Microscope enhanced dentistry can be used in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures.
There are a variety of benefits associated with microscope enhanced dentistry. Most of these relate to the use of the microscope enabling our dentist to be able to see things that are not visible to the naked eye, which in turn makes it possible them to provide more superior treatment.
The most obvious benefit of using a microscope is enhanced visibility of the area being assessed or worked on. Even dentists who have exemplary vision and/or are using magnification glasses (known as dental loupes) do not have the same degree of visibility as that which can be obtained using microscope enhanced dentistry.
As with all things related to health, the sooner a problem can be identified, the better. If it can be spotted in the developmental stage, even better. This is because issues that have been found very early on are normally able to be treated much more easily and quickly than those that have been allowed to develop. For example, microscope enhanced dentistry may spot an area of decay before it has the opportunity to turn into a fully-fledged cavity. This quicker detection of problems can prevent the need for the extensive and potentially expensive treatment.
Since microscope enhanced dentistry means that we can see things in much more detail, we are able to provide even greater precision in the treatments that we perform. This includes everything from standard fillings and crowns, to more invasive treatments such as root canal. This ensures that every aspect of your dental care is carried out to the very highest standards.
The microscope is attached to a video that feeds back real-time images to a monitor in the room. This means that you can see exactly what we do, and we can provide helpful information and advice during the appointment which could benefit your future dental health.
How your teeth look is very important to you. Using microscope enhanced dentistry, we can be used that any restorations or cosmetic treatments are smoother, more polished and as attractive as possible, ensuring that you leave our offices happy and confident in your smile.
If you would like to discover more about the benefits of microscope enhanced dentistry, or if you would like to make an appointment to discuss your dental requirements, please get in touch with our offices in Culver City, CA today to schedule your confidential consultation.