How many of you out there are terrified to death of visiting
the dentist? There are a lot of individuals that have a real problem
with the pain associated with certain dental procedures. This anxiety is
understandable, and we certainly hope that technological innovation
will continue to produce devices that help with pain management. We
thought it would be great to loop you into some of the technology
currently on the market as far as pain management goes.
These devices communicate sound through physical contact
with the skin. This device vibrates, which helps to make procedures
using it free of discomfort for the patients involved. The pressure of
vibration gets to the brain quicker on thicker nerve tissue. The
Vibraject is one of the most popular brands on the market. Regular
needle injections hit thinner tissue, which is a reason for the pain
associated with it.
Intra Osseus Anesthesia
This type of technology places local anesthesia directly
into the cancellous bone adjacent to the tooth being operated on. This
solves problems associated with using lidocaine to perform infiltration
injections in the mouth. The Intraflow device is a simple one step
solution for anesthesia. This device minimizes facial numbness and
discomfort without distorting the lip line. It is best used on patients
with a very low pain tolerance. It can also calm patients who are very
anxious about their appointments.
Jet Injection Technology
This tech uses a high-pressure narrow jet of injection
liquid instead of a needle. This is also powered by compressed air or
gas. Jet injection technology is used as an alternative to needle
syringes for diabetics who need insulin injections as well. The Med Jet H
III is one of the most popular devices on the market.
At Emergency Dental Service, we are focused on providing our patients with the most comfortable and pain free experience possible. It is because of some of the devices listed above that this is possible. Don’t hesitate to give us a call for your next dental emergency!