New advances in dental medications have virtually eliminated
the discomfort of dental procedures. There are several elements
to creating a comfortable experience for your dental appointment:
Comfort and Relaxation
The first step is to make you relaxed and comfortable. From
the comfortable environment in our reception area to the soothing
environment we have created around the dental chairs, no detail
is too small when your comfort is concerned. Our caring, professional
staff are committed to creating a stress-free environment
for your comfort.
A topical anesthetic can be used any time the surface
of the gum needs to be "numbed", such as easing
the discomfort of a painful mouth sore or preparing
a site for an injectable local anesthetic.
Computer Controlled Injections - The WAND
know that some patients get more nervous than others do at
the mere sight of a needle and syringe. Thats why this office
now performs anesthetic injections with a revolutionary system
called The WAND.
The source of discomfort for most injections, however, isn't
the needle, it's the flow of the anesthetic into your tissue.
The WAND delivers the anesthetic at an optimal flow
rate for a comfortable injection.
The microprocessor inside The WAND automatically ensures
a steady flow rate regardless of tissue density. Constant,
slow flow is one key to virtually pain-free injections. The
computer provides a flow of anesthetic directly ahead of the
needle. This creates a pathway of anesthesia so you hardly
feel the needle at all.
The WAND allows injections that do not numb the lips,
face and muscles of expression. Whether injections make you
nervous or not, The WAND helps us provide a more effective
anesthetic delivery and the onset of anesthesia is often faster.
You're more comfortable throughout the procedure, and we may
be able to use new techniques so you won't experience the
lingering numbness of your tongue, lips and face.
Generally, if there is any discomfort at all after
a dental procedure, over-the-counter analgesics such
as aspirin or non-asprin pain relievers are all that
is needed. In exceptional circumstances a prescription
pain reliever will be used.
If you have any questions or concerns about anesthesia, Dr. Bush or Dr. Bentley
will be happy to discuss them with you. We want you to be
as comfortable as possible.
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