Smart Dentistry Offers Substantial Rewards
- Posted on: Jun 15 2018
Dentistry is a field of practice that is relatively new in the grand scheme of history. While ancient Greek intellects like Hippocrates and Aristotle wrote about dental topics many centuries ago, dentistry was not formalized into a field of practice until the 1800s. It may have taken an extraordinary time to get from one point to the next but, from our humble beginnings, we have never looked back. Today, dentistry offers numerous smart solutions that protect, repair, and enhance teeth. We are pleased to share them with patients of our Philadelphia area office.
The introduction of sedation into dentistry has been a game-changer that we would definitely describe as a smart move. It is no secret that millions of people feel afraid to see the dentist, or simply don’t like this aspect of health and wellness. On the other hand, avoiding dental care altogether can lead to unnecessary pain and loss of confidence. Sedation makes it possible for all dental-phobic patients to obtain the care they need – and the smile they deserve.
Dr. Marshall offers several techniques to improve the comfort and peace of mind of individual patients. Oral conscious sedation is a popular option that is simple and effective. We also offer NuCalm, a holistic option that reduces dental anxiety without pharmacologic drugs.
Dentistry used to revolve around prevention and repair only. There was little awareness of a desire for attractiveness; they were just trying to save their teeth! Today, we use dental materials like composite resin to repair tooth decay. This method is appealing because the repaired tooth does not lose its organic appearance. Another benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that this material is supportive of long-term structure thanks to a steady bonding process. Amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, exerts outward pressure on repaired teeth, creating a risk of fracture.
Sedation techniques and tooth-colored fillings are just a sample of the many ways in which dentistry has become incredibly smart. Dr. Marshall has obtained advanced educational training in cosmetic and neuromuscular dental techniques that serve a broad spectrum of patients’ needs. To learn more about our services or to schedule your visit, contact us online or call (610) 649-0696.