Thoughts of filling cavities often conjure up dental fears in patients who are afraid of drills and needles. Fortunately, there’s little to be afraid of here at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES because I proudly practice Biomimetic Dentistry – which is a minimally invasive approach to dentistry.
With traditional dentistry, drilling into a tooth to fill a cavity can cause pain. To reduce the pain, anesthetic is injected into the gums or surrounding tissue to deaden the area during the procedure. After the anesthetic wears off, there is typically pain at the injection site. Because these procedures are invasive, post-procedure pain is a fact of traditional dentistry.
Here at THE SCIENCE OF SMILE, I use a biomimetic approach for my patients. With a biomimetic approach, it is often possible to avoid drilling and injections. By working non-invasively in a smaller area of the tooth, using biomimetic techniques for fillings, I don’t have to do the things that cause the pain. Every case is different but, when possible, biomimetic dentistry is an option for my patients.
Any way I can reduce or eliminate pain with a procedure, I do it.
Don’t let fears of the dentist keep you from making an appointment. Our dental practice is not only warm, friendly, and inviting…. we are also committed to pain-free dentistry. Our goal is to keep you happy, healthy… and feeling your best after EVERY dental appointment.