New treatment to speed up recovery
A new drug has been developed to help patients recover faster after treatments.
A new treatment has been developed which could see patients recovering more quickly from emergency and cosmetic dentistry procedures.
ABC Local reported a drug has been developed which could reverse the effects of anaesthesia, meaning patients will no longer have to suffer the numb mouths that can make it difficult to talk or eat for hours after treatment.
“It causes vasodilation, so it makes those blood vessels dilate in the area and the act of the dilation helps to reverse the affects of the anesthetic,” said Dr Vidya Sankar, director of the Oral Medicine Clinic at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Elsewhere, a new Waterlase system has recently been created which could speed up the process of having cavity work carried out.
The laser system is combined with water to create vibrations in the tooth which helps to numb the area and also only targets decay, making it easier and quicker for the dentist to carry out the procedure.