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Minimally Invasive Dentistry
If you have not yet heard of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, you soon will. At Zehtab Dentistry it is our core belief that, if given the choice, most people would prefer to have less surgical care than more.Yet historically in dentistry we have been a very reactionary profession. Generally speaking, we would wait for cavities to develop, we would "drill and fill" then wait for it to crack 10-20 years later and grind it down for a crown. Occasionally this would then lead to the need for a root canal which further destroys the tooth.This was not a recipe for success! Thankfully, due in great part to many advanced technologies, the days of waiting for decay to occur are over.
Now through the process of "bioluminescence" we can help you understand your risk for decay long before cavities ever form.And if you are found to be at high risk for decay we can treat your mouth with neutralizing rinses that not only freshen your breath, but kill off the bacteria that cause decay!
Minimally Invasive Dentistry is not just about stopping decay, however. Technology is now allowing us to understand your risk for gum disease before you have bone loss or inflammation. Preventing gum disease not only improves the chances that you’ll keep your teeth, but it helps decrease your risk for other health-related issues such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Minimally Invasive Dentistry is a concept that follows a general common-sense belief that understanding risk for disease is far more effective than monitoring for symptoms of disease. Or more commonly stated: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!