When was the last time you were excited to go to the dentist? If you are like most people, you probably never felt this way because dentists are often associated with an uncomfortable and painful environment. At Parkside Dental, we take a different approach to your dental care. We offer a variety of amenities to help you feel relaxed and comfortable while sitting in the dental chair. We have also eliminated painful injections from your treatments, so you truly can have an enjoyable, pain-free experience. For more information, please contact our office at 972-535-8376 and schedule an appointment with our dentists, Drs. Jason and Jean Larson.
Do shots make you nervous? For some people, just the idea of getting a shot can deter them from visiting the dentist or doctor. At Parkside Dental, you don’t have to worry about the pain or discomfort of getting a shot. We offer a three-step process for providing painless injections. First, we numb the injection site with a topical gel. Next, we use temperature control to ensure that the anesthetic is body temperature before injecting. Finally, we use a DentalVibe® needle for the injection, which gently vibrates the gums to make the injection pain-free. Before you know it, the shot is done, and you didn’t feel a thing!
Here’s how it works: nerve endings that respond to vibrations are larger and more insulated than those that respond to pain. This means that vibration signals travel to the brain more quickly than pain signals. So, when vibration and pain signals occur at the same time, the vibrations predominate the pain, and your brain doesn’t even have a chance to register the pain signals before your shot is over. All patients can feel is a slight vibration instead of the pinching pain of a needle.
DentalVibe is a small, handheld needle with a built-in vibration system. Before inserting the needle, our dentists simply turn on the DentalVibe appliance, and it begins vibrating the needle at a high frequency. Patients may hear a hum, but because the needle is vibrating, these vibrations are picked up first by your nerves and thus do not transmit any feelings of pain. DentalVibe allows our dentists to administer painless injections to our patients while still maintaining accurate and effective shots.
So Many Reasons to Smile
We are committed to making every dental visit a positive, comfortable experience. We strive to do this through:
- Comfortable injections with DentalVibe
- Nitrous oxide sedation, which is safe for both adults and children, and has a mild relaxing effect
- Oral sedation, which is also safe for both adults and children, and offers enhanced relaxation
- Gentle techniques
- Old-fashioned, personalized patient care and compassion have always been our goals
For more information about how we can make your dental experience more enjoyable, please call or visit our office today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.