Even in the best dental clinics in Bangkok, the dental drill is a necessity and it is the aspect of the entire experience that patients most dread. However, tests performed by Harvard scientists have given rise to the belief that the drill may soon be confined to the history books. The tests involved the use of lasers to help re-grow dentin that was lost due to tooth decay. Although it is very much in the experimental stage, it is exciting news for the dental industry.
Not to be outdone, scientists at King’s College London have been busy attempting to create a revolutionary approach to the repair of damaged teeth. The technique is known as Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralization (EAER) and it is designed to speed up the movement of phosphate and calcium in damaged teeth which fills in the cavity that has been caused by the tooth decay. EAER is supposed to be performed without the need for drills and is said to be entirely pain-free.
Is It Realistic?
Apparently so. Typically, dental clinics in Bangkok remove tooth decay using a drill and materials such as composite resin or amalgam are used to fill in the cavity. With EAER, the damaged enamel area is prepared and a slight electrical current is used to push the necessary minerals onto the area in need of treatment. Not only is it pain-free, it is also set to be relatively inexpensive and it may even be used to whiten teeth.
At PMDC Dental Center, we are excited by these new innovations in our industry. We are a dental clinic in Bangkok that always strives to be up to date with new techniques that improve the experience of our clients and we will do our best to implement such procedures as and when they become available to us.