A recent editorial in the Washington Post and the Guardian focuses on how going to the dentist feels like a trip back in time for many people. The article points its finger at dentists who are still using antiquated techniques to treat dental disease, but not all dentists will give you that impression.
When you come to our office you will understand that dentistry is a truly modern field that has been transformed by recent innovations.
One of the things that can make dentistry seem like an ancient art is that many dentists are still using a relatively ancient technology on their patients. Many dentists still use metal amalgam fillings, which are 150 years old, a Civil War era technology. If your dentist is using this kind of technology–or even acting as if it’s a reasonable choice–no wonder you feel like you’re going back in time. You might get a comparable sense if your doctor dosed you with chloroform so he could saw off your infected finger, then sent you home with a dose of laudanum, a liquid opium medication.
But at Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah, we never use metal amalgam fillings, and are happy to remove the potentially dangerous ones you have. We will replace them with all-ceramic fillings or dental crowns made of some of the most advanced materials around.
The Neuroscience of Relaxation
In addition to using highly advanced restoration materials, at Beyond Exceptional Dentistry we use a newly developed scientific technique to help you relax at the dentist without the use of drugs. Instead, NuCalm utilizes recent discoveries about how your brain relaxes and utilize them to help you become calm.
Neuroacustic software influences your brain waves to induce a relaxed state while nutritional supplements trigger your body’s natural production of neurochemical triggers for relaxation. This is a 21st-century approach to relaxation, and the effect is remarkable: 95% of patients find it works for them and 98% of them would recommend it to a friend.
A Holistic Approach to Jaw Health
We also use an integrative approach to your oral health. While many dentists still think of themselves as the “tooth doctors” their name implies, we look at your mouth as a complex system of interrelated components, which is also closely related to the health and function of your body. Neuromuscular dentistry helps us understand how the health of your bite can help protect you from headaches and other disabling pains.
We have even used this system to develop an entirely new approach to dentures, transforming that ancient technology into a truly modern one that make its wearers healthier and happier.
Don’t go to a dentist that makes you feel like you’re going back in time. Instead, schedule an appointment with a dentist whose eyes are fixed firmly on the future. Please call (912) 234-8282 for an appointment with a Savannah dentist today.