How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Impacts Dental Care
How many of you start your day off by asking “Hey Siri, what’s the weather like?” Thanks to Artificial Intelligence (AI), millions of people can ask their phones these types of questions. It’s safe to say, we live in a world surrounded by AI. Given the widespread use of AI in our daily lives, you may be curious about how dentists use AI during dental visits. The use of AI in the dental industry is on the rise and is expected to grow and below are just a few ways it has transformed dentistry.
How Do Dentists Use AI?
Dentists have been using AI to help detect certain dental issues faster. These early detections allow dentists to offer patients less expensive and less invasive treatment plans. Who doesn’t like saving money?
- Cavities – Typically, dentists find cavities by examining every tooth and using x-rays. With the help of AI software, dentists can now detect cavities in the earliest stages including those that are not visible to the naked eye. This technology can also compare old and new x-rays to check if a cavity has increased in size.
- Gum disease –By having AI measure the bone levels around the teeth, dentists can get a more accurate idea if a patient is at risk for gum disease. Detecting changes in bone levels earlier can improve patients’ health and reduce the likelihood of them developing advanced gum disease. Dentists also use AI to compare old and new x-rays to check if a patient’s gum disease is worsening.
AI has also made dental administrative tasks more manageable. Every day, our dental staff manages large volumes of patient data, insurance claims, and appointments. These jobs can be time-consuming and prone to human error. By automating parts of these tasks with AI, our team can save a lot of time and focus on caring for patients!
Rely on Your Dentist for Your Dental Issues
We are grateful for how AI has benefited the dental industry and made things easier for dentists and their teams. It is important to remember that even though you can rely on AI for a lot of things, AI knowledge does not replace the expertise of a certified dentist. If you have a toothache, cavity, or any other dental issue, you cannot solely depend on Siri for tips for alleviating these issues. The best option is to book an appointment with your professional dentist. They can get to the root of your issue and determine the best treatment plan for you. Yes, they may use AI to assist them, but in the end, their knowledge is still superior. Book an appointment with the closest Monarch Dental office near you. Our team of expert dentists is ready to care for you!