Technological Advancements In Dentistry Bring Major Benefits

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We can witness, in every field, how technology is racing us into the future with advancements that help improve the quality of our lives. People are living longer with more and more options to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Los Angeles cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi located in Beverly Hills, offers us the opportunity to be serviced through the use of the most progressive advancements and cutting edge technology in the dental field.

Of course the choice, at the end of the day, is ours as to how we avail ourselves of these options. There are many dentists across the country that are still using technology that has been the norm for decades. And then there are those who are constantly reaching for more accurate, more gentle, more effective and longer lasting results for their patients.

Many of us, because of past experiences in the dental chair, relate going to the dentist with pain and discomfort. The traditional drilling method to remove decay utilizes a metal drill. It is the friction of the metal against a tooth that causes extreme heat. The heat in turn causes pain. If that friction is eliminated pain will not be a part of the experience.

There is now available to dentists an array of technological advancements that reduce pain and discomfort. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi has incorporated one of these advancements, air abrasion, into his practice. This technology utilizes air pressure instead of a metal drill. A fine stream of powdered aluminum oxide (baking soda) is aimed at the decayed portion of the tooth. It is ejected by pressurized air onto the decay through a tiny wand using just enough air pressure to allow the dentist to remove the surface decay. Air abrasion generates no heat, sound, pressure or vibration. Because there is no pain during this procedure anesthesia is not necessary, eliminating the need to inject the patient with a needle.

Radiation is known to cause cancer in human beings. The US Environmental Protection Agency gives us valuable information on their website. Radiation used in medicine is the largest source of man-made radiation to which people in the US are exposed. The majority of our man-made radiation exposure is from diagnostic x-rays. The more radiation dose a person receives, the greater the chance of developing cancer. It is the chance of cancer occurring, not the severity of cancer, that increases as the radiation dose increases. Radiation induced cancers do not appear until years after the radiation dose is received.

A tremendous advancement in dental diagnostic x-rays occurred with the development of digital x-rays. They expose the patient to 90% less radiation than conventional x-rays and have a delivery time of only five seconds from mouth to computer screen. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi utilizes this method because of its safety, speed and accuracy. It gives him more information about a patients teeth and gums making his diagnosis more thorough.

Education is another cornerstone to advancement in this field. Practitioners service their patients more comprehensively when they offer them the opportunity to fully understand their present condition and ultimate goal of their dental program. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi utilizes an intra oral camera as a diagnostic and educational tool. This technology resembles a large pen, which houses a tiny video camera. It is used in tandem with a computer screen so that the patient can view what previously only the doctor could. They can see in real-time a fractured tooth or receding gum line. By seeing and understanding what the problem areas are they can feel more in control of their dental experience and consequently more relaxed.

Whether his Los Angeles Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dental Spa is administering routine general dentistry or creating natural beautiful smiles through cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi has gathered the most cutting edge technology to give his clients the advantages of the advancements in the field of dentistry.