How A Multidisciplinary Approach Improves Dental Care Results

In the 1960s, the primary focus of dentistry was treatment based. Rather than focusing on preventative or cosmetic care, providers sought to repair the damage done. Sixty years later, this is no longer the case. Modern dentists focus on preventing tooth decay before it starts and ensuring that your smile is beautiful and functional. One push behind this is the patient demand for more aesthetically appealing teeth and restoration options that aren’t visible to the casual observer. This approach has led to the rise of various specialties. These specialties include periodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, and maxillofacial surgery.

How A Multidisciplinary Approach Improves Dental Care Results

The most notable changes in this approach have occurred in the last 25 years. Routine dental treatment includes cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants, among other approaches. This changing approach has also been influenced by a deepening understanding of the underlying factors involved in oral health. One important area of understanding includes bacteria’s role in advancing tooth decay. Those adults who were growing up during the period when dental sealants were introduced often see little to no decay. This also means there is a declining need for dental restorations among these patients.

When dental decay does occur, a multidisciplinary approach is often taken to address it. Endodontic care is used to address the infection that’s damaging the pulp within the tooth. Root canal treatments are the most common endodontic care to address these infections. The infection is removed, and the area is sterilized, sealed, and capped with a dental crown. Orthodontic care addresses teeth that have shifted out of pos

ition or aren’t in proper alignment.

When gum disease sets in, periodontal care is often required to eliminate it. Periodontal care involves treating the gums through a variety of approaches. Modern periodontal approaches may include using a dental laser to address areas of infection. Another process, known as scaling and planing, is used to eliminate the biofilms forming beneath the gum line and smooth the surface to prevent the bacteria from reforming.

Once the underlying oral health concern has been addressed, it’s common for aesthetic treatments to be applied. The most popular form of dental treatment available today is dental whitening. This treatment is so popular that mild forms are available over-the-counter. In the case of serious staining, your dentist may provide professional whitening treatments to help restore their beautiful white color.

Speak To Your Dentist About Multidisciplinary Dental Care

If you have oral health concerns you’d like to address, speak to your dentist. Modern dental clinics will often provide a range of treatments from different disciplines. When necessary, they may refer you to a specialist for certain treatments. This ensures that every aspect of your oral health will receive the appropriate care to produce the best-looking results. Call and schedule a consultation today to build a treatment plan to create that smile you’ve always dreamed of. Modern dentistry provides treatment approaches that produce better results than ever before.

Dr. Victor Bustos, DMD

Dr. Victor Bustos, DMD
3D Dentistry is led by Dr. Victor Bustos, a committed dentist who discovered a passion for dentistry at a young age. Since graduating from Florida International University, he brings his love of his craft to his patients, ensuring they are as satisfied with the results as he is with providing them.

Dr. Victor Bustos, DMD

Dr. Victor Bustos, DMD
3D Dentistry is led by Dr. Victor Bustos, a committed dentist who discovered a passion for dentistry at a young age. Since graduating from Florida International University, he brings his love of his craft to his patients, ensuring they are as satisfied with the results as he is with providing them.

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