Modern Dentistry Has Come A Long Way
One of the many things we are thankful for is our wonderful patients. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our patients and dedicated Emergency Dental family. Another blessing we are grateful for is how far modern dentistry has evolved. With new found science and research over the past few decades, we are now able to make our patients more comfortable and relaxed during emergency dental procedures.
Where Dentistry Started
The earliest history of treating tooth related problems stems back all the way to 7000 BC in the Indus Valley Civilization. The first treatment tool used on teeth were bow drills, which were ancient primitive tools also used for woodworking. Later on in 5000 BC all the way to the 1700’s ancient doctors blamed tooth worms for the cause of many dental issues, they believed little worms were creating tiny holes inside of teeth and hiding inside of them. In 1840, the first dental college was opened and finally in 1873, the colgate mass-produced the first toothpaste in a jar. Shockingly, most Americans did not regularly brush their teeth until after World War II.
3 Dental Contributions We Are Thankful For
Unfortunately emergency dental situations arise. Fortunately, modern anesthesia technology now makes it possible to perform even complex surgeries in the dental office with little or no discomfort to patients. There a few different types of anesthesia, in cases involving dental surgery, anesthesia is used to relax you and is either given to your orally, by inhalation, by a shot or through I.V. sedation. Anesthesia can either be given to you for “conscious sedation” or “twilight sleep” for relaxation. The anesthesia patients receive will all depend on the dental procedure.
Air-abrasion allows precise removal of decayed teeth. This technology advanced system uses blasts of pellets, air and aluminum oxide to treat tooth problems such as cavities.
Composite Resins are used in many restoration procedures, such as veneers and bonding. These resins are better refined to replicate tooth colors and look more natural than a gold replacement. Additionally, they are easier to apply, more durable, easier to apply, mold and shape.
When a dental emergency pops up, it’s comforting to know that modern tools and practices will make your procedure more relaxed with little to no pain involved.
Have a dental emergency?
Contact us today to set up an appointment! Our emergency dental services include abscessed tooth, root canals, bridges, fillings, swollen jaw, crowns, broken teeth and more. We accept most insurance, cash, debit and credit cards and we also have dental financing options available too!
Dr. Roberto Monteagudo is an expert in advanced dentistry, full mouth reconstruction, neuromuscular dentistry and sedation dentistry. He attended the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies from 1999 to 2006 and graduated from Marquette University, School of Dentistry in 1990. Dr. Monteagudo speaks frequently throughout the Wisconsin area on advancements in dentistry and patient education. Dr. Roberto Monteagudo lives in Milwaukee with his lovely wife, Gina, and their seven children whom they make a top priority. He also enjoys outdoor activities and is deeply committed to giving back to his community through charitable events. His warmth and caring combined with his commitment to patient comfort through sedation dentistry, leading edge, gentle, and non-invasive technologies is the reason that his patients travel long distances to see him.
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