At our practice, we use minimally invasive dentistry, also known as micro-dentistry. This practice focuses on stopping cavities early and without excessive drilling, removal of enamel, or gum loss. Micro-dentistry has been proven to make a significant difference for patients of any age with dental anxiety.
Treatment employs techniques to help preserve tooth structure without overuse of “drilling and filling” and other invasive measures. Just as the word implies, this type of dentistry concentrates on using the least amount of dental intervention to conserve the health of your teeth. In minimally invasive operative dentistry, the removal of any part of a tooth structure is kept to only the minimal amount necessary to restore the tooth to its optimum state. In modern dentistry, we can accomplish this using the latest scientific advances.
The techniques used in minimally invasive dentistry include those that focus on prevention, remineralization, and minimally invasive restoration.
We start by evaluating your risk for decay and assessing your oral health and the current condition of your mouth and teeth. Strategies to reduce the risk of decay, such as dietary changes, may be recommended. Reducing carbohydrates and sugars, adding the use of a daily mouthwash to decrease bacteria, and introducing other types of oral hygiene are examples of these methods.