There are many people who are afraid to go to the dentist, because of this you need to use the drill. A fear of the dentist due to holes in the teeth and the necessary Drilling aggravated the situation still further. The teeth are not treated, holes and decay. Australian Researchers found now that the use of the drill is often not really necessary, if a different strategy for the treatment of the teeth is followed.
In the case of a seven-year study by the University of Sydney, it was found that certain so-called “No-Drill” care techniques are often the traditional “Fill and Drill” approach superfluous. With other words: In many cases of caries, fillings are not absolutely necessary. “Fill and Drill” (Drill and Fill) is the approach that has been used for decades in dentistry. The results of the current study have been published in the English journal “Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology”.
Rethinking the treatment of dental caries is required
It is not absolutely necessary that patients get fillings, because they are, in many cases of caries are really required, explain the authors of the study. The research indicates the urgent need for a major shift in the way dental caries by dentists is treated. The study shows that a preventive approach compared to the current practice of great benefits. Caries is not a rapid phenomenon that cries out, how dentists have adopted it a long time, report the researchers. As previously, the dentists were of the opinion that the decay is progressing rapidly, the usual practice is to detect tooth decay quickly, and then remove. So it should be prevented that holes in the surface of the tooth, which then had to be filled. But the decay is not always progressive, and even if it should be so, then the decay is developing, but more slowly, as the dentist took it so far.
How long is the decay of a tooth?
It takes an average of four to eight years, until the decay of the outer layer (enamel) of the tooth has progressed to the inner layer (Dentin), reported the research team. This is enough time to detect the deterioration of the teeth and to treat, even before a cavity is formed and a filling is required. The researchers developed a series of protocols that describe you as a Caries Management System (CMS). Through this System, tooth decay can be stopped, reversed and prevented to be made, long before toothache occur, and the drill is necessary.
CMS treatment uses fluoride varnish
By assessments of collapse risk, the Interpretation of dental x-rays, and risk specific monitoring signs of early decay, and there are no cavities (holes) are created, recognized and with a highly concentrated fluoride varnish treated, instead of invasive means such as the drill back access. The expiry risk in patients receiving CMS, was reduced by 30 to 50 percent.
This way you will avoid up to 50 percent of all holes in the teeth
CMS can stop the early decay of the teeth, and even undo, as a result, the need for drilling and fillings will be reduced drastically. Drill and fillings should only be used if you already have an actual hole in the Tooth is visible, say the authors. It is also commitment of the patient is, however, necessary in order for CMS to function optimally. You must pay particular attention to your dental hygiene and your teeth sufficiently maintain and clean. In addition, it is important that you limit the consumption of Snacks and drinks that contain a lot of sugar. If people adhere to these rules, you can ensure that the System works. Up to 50 percent of the holes and the holes can be avoided. (as)