“It’s known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, and it’s just one example of how breakthroughs in technology are making trips to the dentist less painful,” says Dr. Bruce Fine of Fine Dental Care in Wayne. “Up until now, the traditional treatment for receding gums has been to remove tissue from the roof of the mouth and graft the tissue into the void where gum has moved away from the tooth.” It’s a painful procedure. With Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, a patented, knife-less, stitch-free alternative to traditional grafting techniques, receding gums are effectively treated, virtually pain free. As the first dentist on the East Coast to bring this breakthrough technique, Dr. Fine has done this procedure hundreds of times and is offering a free consultation if you are interested in eliminating your gum recession.
Exciting Advancements in Laser Treatment for Gum Disease
Another breakthrough that’s eliminating painful procedures is LANAP (which stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), an FDA-approved laser procedure for the treatment of gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease). “This is the closest thing we have to a cure for gum disease,” says Dr. Fine. The procedure targets disease causing bacteria and diseased tissue without actually touching healthy cells or healthy tissue. This laser-based approach for treating gum disease is a far more comfortable option than the gum surgery alternative: it’s less painful, there’s reduced risk of infection, less bleeding, faster healing, and less post-treatment discomfort.
The PreXion 3D Scanner: Innovating Diagnosis and Implant Placement
A third breakthrough in the advancement of painless dentistry comes from the capabilities of the PreXion 3D Scanner. “Simply put, it can diagnose painful things that were previously difficult to diagnose,” says Dr. Fine. In the past, dentists were only able to get a two dimensional view of what’s inside of a tooth, but now with the revolutionary, high-resolution, PreXion 3D Scanner, a three dimensional view of the problem tooth is created, along with a 3D reconstruction of the whole area. In the case of a patient requiring a dental implant, a 3D scan could be the difference between a bad experience or the implant being perfectly placed.
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These are just three examples of advances in painless dentistry. “Dental professionals trained in the use of these modern dental technologies have replaced once painful procedures with new, more effective, nearly painless ones,” says Dr. Fine.
If you’d like further explanation of the advances in painless dentistry mentioned in this article, feel free to call Dr. Bruce Fine at his Wayne office, “Fine Dental Care” at (973) 587-8011. Or for more information visit www.finedentalcare.com.