Evolution of the dental handpiece
Let’s get into modern lasers in dentistry, how we use them, and the innovative evolution of dental technology.
Dental technology has advanced exponentially faster in the last century than any other time in history… and with, usherering in so many health benefits!
Let’s explore how far we’ve come…
Small stone dental tools have been discovered, thought to be many thousands of years old! Proving dental treatment has been around as long as humans have. We have always known how important oral health is to a healthy long life.
18th century- A foot pedal-powered drill which took many hours to drill a single tooth! Not to mention, painful.
19th century- Compressed air and electricity proved superior in speed and torque.
20th century- Innovative technologies were invented like lasers! Essentially pain-free and efficient.
In addition to restoring teeth, we use our Fotona laser for:
Soft tissue frenectomies for adults and children, and speedy healing of cold sores/lesions.
Nightlase- Improved sleep apnea, and greatly increased breathing function.
Surgical procedures- Facilitates improved healing, disinfection, and bleeding control. Used to remove the PDL ligament and improve bone regneration.
Periodontal issues- To treat deep pockets and infection.
Photobiomodulation- Pain relief, inflammation, and enhanced performance in tissues and cells.
Facial Aesthetics- To remedy veins, growths, gum discoloration, and lesions.
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Jennifer Corrigan, RDA
Dr. Kayleigh A. Short DMD, formerly of Integrative Dentistry, is your choice for holistic dental care available to the greater Seattle area, Mukilteo, Mill Creek, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Everett, and surrounding areas. Washington State, nationwide, and worldwide we are available for telemedicine consults. For all of your holistic dental and facial aesthetic needs. Contact us today or schedule an appointment to discover how we can help optimize your oral health and support your wellness journey. ~Dr. Short and the WDC Team
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