Newsletter  |  Fall 2009
Posted on September 14th, 2009

Report  |  The Lowdown on Minimally Invasive Dentistry
Posted on July 7th, 2007
Minimally Invasive Dentistry or MID aims to preserve the teeth’s healthy structure through minimal invasive techniques. These methods restore the aesthetics, function, and form of the teeth and gums. You can check and research several dental clinic Calgary SE offers for this procedure.

This technique uses advanced technologies to extract the smallest amount of tooth structure and eradicate deceased tooth, tissue or bone. If teeth replacement is required, minimal invasive dentistry keeps the procedure comfortable for the patient. Dentists who practice this method helps educate their patients by providing preventive information to avoid the occurrence and progression of disease with minimal loss of tissue.

Technically, through minimally invasive dentistry, the dentist can perform minimal work on the patient in order to restore the teeth in good condition. The dental tools and equipment are used to preserve the tooth structure to minimize the need for future procedures.

Your Calgary SE Dentist will evaluate your teeth’s condition to determine if you are at risk of tooth decay. Some factors that affect tooth decay include bacteria, saliva, and diet. After evaluating your teeth, your dentist will be able to identify what methods will best prevent your teeth from acquiring tooth decay. In case you have a high risk, you will be required by your dentist to practice good oral hygiene.

Minimally Invasive Treatment Techniques
  • Air Abrasion – If remineralization is no longer an option, your dentist may use air abrasion as an alternative method to eliminate decay. This becomes a substitute for the traditional drill and is similar to a microscopic sand blaster. This procedure uses a mix of air and super-fine abrasive powder without the need for anesthesia.
  • Inlays and Onlays– Inlays are like fillings but these are customized to fit your tooth’s cavity. These are usually gold or the same color as your teeth. Onlays on the other hand, are utilized for more extensive reconstruction purposes.
  • Laser – Dental lasers are one of the most widely used in cosmetic and restorative dental procedures. Lasers are used to treat both soft and hard tissues. It has a fast healing period, high accuracy treatment and involves very little or no pain. Laser treatment is suitable for gum problems and other dental cosmetic procedures. It is one of the most popular methods in most dental clinic Calgary SE offers.
  • Veneers or bleaching – Minimally invasive or ultra-thin veneers eliminates the traditional invasive procedure while addressing the problem of tooth sensitivity. Tooth bleaching procedures are aimed at patients with discolored teeth and occlusion.
  • Non-Invasive Periodontal Treatment – This technique allows dentists to easily treat patients through cleaning, scaling, polishing, and antibiotics. There are also home kits such as bleaching trays so patients can continue their treatment at home.


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Posted on October 14th, 2008

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