Health & Fitness


Visiting The Dentist Doesn’t Have to Be a Pain!

When you think of your dentist, what comes to mind? Does it bring a sense of anxiousness or impending doom? If it does then it might be time to consider changing dentists. Dental methods and procedures have made a lot of advances in the last few years. Visiting the dentist does not have to be a frightful or even a painful experience anymore.
The days of being forced to sit in an uncomfortable dentist chair with blood curdling sounds coming from the patient’s room next to yours are long gone. Gone also are the days when you had to endure serious pain while your dentist drills and fills a cavity or extracts a tooth. With the advent of new, more effective, and cheaper pain numbing substances, pain is virtually not a concern. In addition, with the coming of age of computers, portable digital x-ray imaging devices, and new ergonomic dental office designs, a visit to the dentist can be, if not enjoyable, at least not such a big deal anymore.
Digital x-ray and other state-of-the-art equipment has made the visit to the office much less of a pain. The dentist can now quickly take x-rays of your mouth from many different angles, get the results in literally seconds, as opposed to hours, accurately diagnose the problem, and get right to work solving it. This technological wonder has shaved a huge amount of time off of the visit and saves the doctor the work of film processing and having to deal with the nasty developer chemicals. More important to you is that you don’t have to sit there and wait while the shots they took of your mouth are being developed.
Another great improvement in many dentist offices is the incorporation of equipment that has made many of the procedures that used to take several visits to complete into “same day” procedures. One such procedure is receiving a crown. With these advances, you can now go in and have your mouth measured for a crown, Colgate Dental Tips have it fabricated while the dentist prepares you for the fitting, have the crown fitted, and cemented all in the same visit. The visit is also relatively short, considering the amount of work that takes place. This kind of capability sends the convenience factor for the patient soaring on the convenience scale.
Ergonomic features are also being implemented in more and more dentist’s offices. The patient’s comfort is becoming more and more a central consideration in the design of patient rooms. The kind of Delta Dental Employee Benefits dentist Ogden friends prefer has patient rooms that are not only comfortable but are equipped with headphones and televisions in the ceilings to promote the patient’s comfort and relieve stress.
If your dentist does not have the latest equipment and use the most current techniques, then you should consider looking around for a new dentist. Dentistry has come a long way over the years. There is no need to stay in the stone age of dentistry.