Dental Injection - It doesn't need to hurt!
One of the biggest causes of dental phobia is fear of a dental injection.
Nobody really likes a dental injection. With modern day techniques and equipment, local anaesthesia in dentistry should not hurt. Dental anaesthesia and local anaesthesia is very important in the provision of painless dentistry. A painless injection technique sets us apart from other dentists. We love hearing compliments from our patients when we administer a dental injection.
We completely understand that our patients don't enjoy this aspect of dentistry. For this reason, we have invested time and training in order to make it the best experience we can. We have invested in tools and gadgets to make the process simple and pain-free. Our motto is to treat our patients as we would want our friends and family to be treated.
We love gadgets at the Rock House Dental Practice. The Wand is one of our favourite ones! It is a small computer that looks like a pen and provides a totally pain-free dental injection. The dental anaesthesia is delivered very slowly into the tissues causing them to go completely numb. The dental anaesthesia is very targeted so only a small area of your mouth will go numb. The Wand even talks to you why you are having the local anaesthesia, however, the only downside is the american accent! In addition, it looks nothing like a syringe! So if the sight of a needle or a syringe is a major turn-off for you, this is the perfect solution.
Vibraject is a simple and safe tool to help make dental treatment free from discomfort. It works because the light pressure of a Vibraject dental injection signals the brain so that you don't feel any pain. Many patients don’t even know they have had a dental injection. All they remember is the buzzing sound, like the wings of a hummingbird.
Topical anaesthetics or numbing gel
Topical creams and sprays can help to partially numb the injection site before we give a dental injection.
There are a few traditional techniques that we use to make the dental injection easier. It’s important to note that most of the pain from an injection does not come from the needle stick; it comes from the injection of the anaesthetic into the underlying tissue. Firstly, the dentist will always take time over the process, slowly injecting really helps. Warming the anaesthetic solution is also a good idea. Finally, distracting the patient can often work well - we use this technique a lot with children.