25 May How Advanced Technology Can Affect Recovery Time
Patients who are facing oral surgery typically want the most streamlined recovery possible. Technology used throughout the treatment process can help them to achieve this goal. As such, it’s important to consider the types of technology that your oral surgeon will incorporate into the process.
Technology can make an oral surgery more predictable and precise, which will have positive effects on your recovery from that surgery. Ideally, the inclusion of technology will accelerate your healing and minimize disruption to your routine during that process.
Influence Of Technology On Oral Surgery Outcomes
The inclusion of technology into procedures such as dental implant placement or jaw surgery is deliberate. Your oral surgeon isn’t using these fancy high-tech software and instruments just for the sake of including more technology.
These technology tools actually have a meaningful affect on treatment outcomes. For example, technology that produces lifelike representations of the surgical field result in:
- More predictable procedures/fewer surprises in the surgical field
- More targeted surgical sites
By being more thoroughly prepared for the surgery, the oral surgeon can be more precise in the surgical approach. This can lead to a shorter recovery timeframe.
Of course, the patient’s behavior is also an important factor in ensuring a successful recovery. By following all post-operative instructions closely, the patient also will be taking major steps toward optimal healing and minimal complications.
Use Of Technology In Treatment Planning
Our practice begins to use technology in developing the oral surgery treatment plan. Different types of imaging tools and treatment planning software can provide a more accurate depiction of the surgical site. We use several types of advanced imaging for this purpose, including:
- Digital X-rays
- Intraoral Scanner
- Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
CAD Software is another type of technology that can transform surgical interventions by allowing for the design and creation of implant-supported restorations on site at our office, reducing the amount of time needed to achieve a fully restored smile.
Use Of Technology In Treatment
Technology assists in the actual surgical procedure as well, using:
- 3-D printers that create restorations based on designs generated by CAD software
- X-Guide navigational tool that dictates the precise placement of dental implants
We invite you to visit our office to learn more about the types of technology that we use and how that technology can enhance the process of recovering from your intervention. Call Central Oklahoma Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates today to schedule a consultation.