Minimally invasive dentistry, also known as micro dentistry, combines classic and new dental techniques to minimalize and preserve healthy dental tissues with preventive care. This reduces recovery time, pain, and the need for more extensive dental procedures. Minimally invasive dentistry is an excellent way to save time and money on dental work, but few people really understand what it is or how to ask about it.
The goal of minimally invasive dentistry is to reduce recovery times to next to nothing. While not every procedure can be done like this, some new techniques have dramatically lowered patients’ pain and downtime during and after a dental procedure.
Until recently, just about every type of tooth decay was treated with drilling. Although a dentist uses anesthesia, it is the least favorite part of anyone’s trip to the dentist. Even if the patient can’t feel pain right away, the sensation of the drill is described as uncomfortable, and dentists often have to remove healthy parts of the tooth to ensure that all of the diseased parts have been removed.
With minimally invasive dentistry, your dentist will map the diseased areas of your teeth using special technology to remove and replace only those areas of decay, keeping the healthy issues in place. In addition, Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy may recommend preventive procedures to reduce and prevent decay.
To be successful with this dental technique, a patient’s tooth decay must be caught very early. Usually, this can be done with a thorough examination every six months.
When caught early, damage to the tooth will need only minimal restoration. Once tooth decay goes beyond a certain point, more extensive treatment procedures would be required to repair and restore the tooth. This is one of many reasons why our office strongly encourages regular preventative dental care visits.
If you want to know more about the benefits of minimally invasive dentistry Manteca California residents have come to trust, give Family Dental Center of Manteca a call at (209) 420-1205. We would love to schedule you for a consultation with Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy to talk about how this type of dentistry may be the right choice for you.