Will the VR and AR Advancements Dominate in Dentistry?

Will the VR and AR Advancements Dominate in Dentistry?

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Saturday, November 28, 2020

FREMONT, CA: Dentistry is known as one of the many sub-parts of the healthcare industrythat is currently using VR and AR technologies to reshape the sector. In recent times, oral diseases have become one of the most significant public health concerns globally. As per the statistics, 50 percent of the world’s population has dental caries, and the use of VR and AR can provide various alternative dental diagnoses for multiple oral problems.

In order to get a 360° view of the root canal, dentists can either place a convex and concave lens mirror inside the patient’s mouth or take an x-ray. But in the present time, with the help of AR and VR technology, dentists can display the picture of the root canal wherever they want. The technology helps the dentists to get deeper insights into the oral condition, diagnose oral issues, as well as play different significant roles.

Several reasons tend to make the patient feel anxious during oral treatment. Instances such as fear of pain after a treatment, side effects of anesthetics, and surrounding surgeries are a few factors that put added pressure on the patient’s anxiety levels. VR technology carries the potential to help the dentists in providing a more relaxed oral treatment to their patients. Dentists can transfer the patients to artificial surroundings with pleasant views that can help them forget the fear of the procedure, only with the help of virtual headsets.

On the other hand, AR in dentistry allows the dentists to get better training for a wide range of surgical procedures. The technology can deliver reasonable simulationof dental techniques that can help the students to conduct experiments without a live subject. Moreover, whenever there are complex treatments and surgeries, technology provides alternative ways to diagnose oral disorders to the students. Trainers can make use of the AR to track the performance of every dental student remotely and guide them in the treatment methods whenever necessary.

VR and AR technologies trigger human senses, and the scientists have now built artificial skin that helps the patients to get the feel of a real-like environment. The advancements might come up with an entire artificial skin that will be wearable. The relationship between AR and VR with such technological advancements can improve the core practice for oral treatment in dentistry.

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