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How Dentists Use Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Monday - April 17th, 2023
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AI refers to a computer’s ability to do a task that usually requires human intelligence such as problem-solving and decision-making. It is no question that we now live in a world filled with Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. Do you remember what it was like before we had Siri, Alexa and other AI applications? It’s reach, however, is not just limited to consumer products. Have you ever wondered how AI can be used in the field of dentistry? Thanks to this technology, dentists and their teams can now do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.

Detecting Dental Problems

AI software can help dentists detect dental issues such as cavities and gum disease. Normally, dentists would identify these issues during dental checkups and by examining your x-rays. With the help of AI, dentists are able to better detect the early stages of cavities and gum disease.

The AI software can analyze and identify potential cavities that might not yet be visible to the human eye and it can also measure bone levels around the teeth to determine if a patient is at risk for gum disease. Dentists will also use AI to compare new and old x-rays to check if the cavity or gum disease is stable or worsening. By detecting these problems earlier, dentists can offer more affordable and less invasive treatment options to their patients.

Office Tasks

A dentist visit doesn’t just end when you walk out of the door. Our dental team has to process your insurance claim, update your patient charts, and perform other administrative tasks. These tasks can take up a lot of time but AI can streamline them. By allowing AI software to automatically do these processes, our team can focus on their one-to-one interactions with you, giving you the best customer service they can provide.

AI Doesn’t Replace a Qualified Dentist

Though AI has had a big impact on the dental industry, it is still important to remember that AI knowledge can never replace the advice of a qualified dentist. If you have a toothache, don’t solely rely on Siri’s tips for resolving it. Though they may be helpful temporarily, the best option is to book a visit with your dentist so you can get the best treatment possible. You can rely on our expert dental team at Castle Dental for your dental care. Your dentist will come up with a personalized treatment plan that no AI software can create. They may use AI to assist them with their diagnosis but in the end, our dentist will know what is best for your needs. Find your closest Castle Dental office and schedule an appointment today.