Advances in technology have led to more conservative treatments for restoring teeth damaged by tooth decay. One of the most advanced approaches to restoring dental health and preserving dental structures is micro dentistry. Restorative dentistry treatments using micro dentistry improve dental health and appearance, allowing patients to enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile. To learn more about micro dentistry benefits and your treatment options, schedule a consultation with Bismarck, ND dentists Everett Heringer and Brielle Renz.
What Is Micro Dentistry?
Micro dentistry is an advanced dental process that allows for the treatment of tooth decay while preserving more of the tooth's structure than traditional methods. Micro dentistry uses modern dental technology, like the Waterlase® dental laser, to conservatively remove decay and leave as much of the healthy areas of the tooth in place as possible.
The Benefits of Micro Dentistry
When it comes to restoring dental health, the most conservative treatments are ideal, as they preserve more of the tooth's natural structure. Micro dentistry is one of the most conservative dental approaches, making it popular among patients and dentists. There are many benefits of micro dentistry, including:
- Preserves dental strength: Micro dentistry helps preserve dental strength by leaving more of the tooth's structure intact.
- Preserves healthy areas of damaged teeth: Micro dentistry can be used to target the damaged, decayed areas of the teeth, preserving healthy areas and protecting dental health.
- Restored dental health: Micro dentistry restores dental health by removing tooth decay and damage.
- Allows for precise treatment: Micro dentistry provides more precision than traditional dental methods, allowing for faster, more accurate, and conservative treatment.
- Uses no dental drills: The special dental lasers used in micro dentistry eliminate the need for dental drills. Dental lasers are silent and don't vibrate the teeth like traditional dental drills, completely changing the dental experience.
- Reduced pain or pain-free: Because dental drills are not used, many patients who have undergone micro dentistry find treatment to be less painful or completely pain free.
Candidates for Micro Dentistry
Micro dentistry is highly effective at treating tooth decay and restoring dental health. Most patients who suffer from tooth decay and dental cavities make great candidates for micro dentistry. Patients who suffer from dental anxiety also make great candidates for micro dentistry because micro dentistry eliminates the use of loud dental drills, making treatment faster, quieter, and more relaxing.
Preventing Tooth Decay
Although micro dentistry is a great option for restoring oral health and treating tooth decay, preventing decay to begin with is best. You can help protect your smile and prevent decay by:
- Practicing good oral hygiene habits: Brushing and flossing are essential for removing plaque from the teeth and along the gum line. The teeth should be flossed at least once a day and brushed at least twice a day for best results.
- Seeing your dentist for regular checkups: Regular checkups, which also include cleanings, can help catch oral health issues early and prevent plaque and tartar buildup where brushing and flossing at home can miss.
- Limiting sugary, acidic foods and drinks: Sugary, acidic foods and drinks increase the risk of tooth decay and enamel erosion. Limit or avoid foods high in acid and sugar, like soft drinks and candies.
Discover Your Treatment Options
For more information about micro dentistry, or to discover your treatment options, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Drs. Heringer and Renz.