Dental Care evolves every day: New technology, updated techniques, better materials.
Dr. Dobracki is a faculty member at the University of Michigan Dental School and stays up-to-date on the latest advancements that have been reviewed and proven to provide better clinical care for our patients. He does not accept payments from any dental corporations and only provides non-biased views in his dental articles.
Laser dentistry has reduced the need for giving injections in many cases. New topical solutions help numb the tissue. New anesthetics act faster and stronger, while smaller needles and shorter injection times make necessary anesthesia more comfortable. During the injection process, shoulder massages from our assistants help make patients feel at ease. Eye masks, blankets, and noise-canceling headphones, comfortable chairs, and pillows are available to create the most relaxed dental experience.
New dental hand pieces and burrs are more accurate and conservative, thus often eliminating the need for an injection. Updated techniques in oral surgery allow us to preserve more bone while minimizing postoperative discomfort. New root canal protocols cut the procedure time in half and are more effective at removing infection around the tooth. Same-day implant placement minimizes surgical visits and results in faster healing times. The most advanced resin based (tooth colored) filling materials require less steps, less chair time, last longer, and allow us to preserve a maximum amount of healthy tooth structure.
What all this means is that you are ensured faster visits, a painless experience, long-lasting results, and a beautiful smile.