The Australian study finds that the traditional fill-and-drill treatment of tooth decay is out-dated, and dental caries, commonly referred to as tooth decay, can be stopped, reversed and prevented with no drill dentistry. Modern dental professionals have been thinking about how to eliminate the drilling and filling procedure from dental care for decades.
The No-Drill Dentistry Treatment
Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART), Minimum Intervention Dentistry (MID) and Caries Management System (CMS) are the names of three different systems with the common goal of giving dental care that doesn’t involve fill and drill dentistry.
These schools for thought emphasise that tooth decay is inevitable and is a dental problem that can be treated through preventive measures. This includes close attention to the specific dental conditions of the patient, early detection and treatment of nascent decay, and intensive training in preventative dental homecare.
The Caries Management System
The CMS is a 10-step, non-invasive method to prevent and remineralise early signs of decay. The ten steps remove the need for traditional drilling and filling method, unless the patient has acute tooth decay, which requires no other option but to perform the traditional treatment.
The ten steps of CMS involves:
- Diet assessment
- Plaque assessment
- Bitewing radiographic survey
- Diagnosis and caries risk assessment
- Preparation of treatment plan
- Case presentation. This informs the patient about dental caries and result of diet assessment and recommendations. Informing the patient regarding dental caries covers: arrest, remineralisation, prevention, number and status of current lesions, role of dentist in caries prevention, and current risk status.
- Oral hygiene coaching
- Topical fluoride application (both home care and professional)
- Plaque control monitoring and treatment results at each visit
- Recall program tailored to caries risk status
Gentle Dentistry at Simply Smiles Dental
Your dental team at Simply Smiles Dental always strive to stay abreast of the latest and best dental treatments. It is our mission to keep you worry-free and stress-free from dental anxieties. We deliver pain free dental care for you and your overall health and wellness. Make an appointment with us today and ask us about CMS, especially for your young loved ones. Getting your child into Caries Management System program can help them avoid the serious effects of dental caries without experiencing the dental drill and cavity filling.
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