The digital technology and tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are already benefiting from the use of this new intelligence.
What is Artificial Intelligence actually?
It is the use of computers to simulate tasks that are normally performed by humans. Although it is still in its initial phase, it is likely that in the future all medical specialties will be influenced by it.
Computers are able to interpret x-rays and make more accurate diagnoses. Within dentistry, access to data and data management are areas to which AI (Artificial Intelligence) can be applied. But it has been shown that AI can also be used in more innovative ways, such as for predicting future oral diseases.
The ability to predict future diseases allows dentists to create treatment modalities aiming at preventing certain oral diseases from settling in the patient's mouth. Thus, they are better equipped to develop individualized care, treatments adapted to the needs of each person.
Among several other functions, the “machine learning” algorithms make it possible to detect future cavities. In this way, the dentist advises and applies the treatment according to what AI predicted; keep the tooth, extract it, or subject it to restorative treatment in order to avoid future problems.
The AI equipment does not make decisions regarding future treatment. The decision on the treatment plan is the sole responsibility of the dentist.
What are the main applications of Artificial Intelligence?
AI can be applied to the analysis of dental data, the analysis of the patient's oral and general health, it can be integrated with the imaging technology to obtain more details on the diagnosis. AI can also be used in robotic surgeries performed by specialized surgeons.
What are the advantages of Artificial Intelligence?
The advantages are numerous and, in particular, monitoring and accompanying clinical performance should be highlighted. Also, foresee opportunities, ascertain patient risks and improve the overall outcome of medical treatments.
Dental clinics and doctors are anxiously awaiting the development of this technology and its widespread application to medicine and, in particular, to dentistry. Doctors are committed to achieve greater success in predicting and treating some diseases.
Article’s source: Dental News, Journal Dentistry, Dental Clinic Vita Center