Good oral hygiene – brushing and flossing daily – and a healthy diet are the best way to prevent plaque build-up in the mouth. But even the most thorough brushing does not always reach the deepest indentations in the back teeth (molars). Dental sealants fill in these depressions, preventing bacterial formation that causes tooth decay and other damage. In a procedure that takes only a few minutes per tooth, the dentist cleans the tooth, applies an acid solution to roughen the surface, and bonds a plastic sealant to the tooth. A special light may be used to speed the hardening process. Sealants can help both adults and children, and may be re-applied every few years.
STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System™
Many patients experience anxiety about visiting the dentist, which is often worse when having to undergo dental procedures. Fortunately, there are many anesthetic options for these patients to help relieve pain and ensure a comfortable and worry-free treatment experience for even the most complex dental treatments.
The STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System™ by Milestone Scientific is an award-winning technology that administers precise amounts of anesthesia throughout the procedure, targeted only to the area being treated. With the STA system, anesthesia is delivered through a tiny needle, much smaller than traditionally used, which is typically less painful and more precise. The effects of the injection are felt right away, while the system's computer continuously releases small doses of anesthesia throughout treatment.
Without the full face numbness typically required for dental treatment, patients can resume speaking, eating and drinking much faster and can return to work and other regular activities much faster.