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) 442-7550 and schedule an appointment with our dentists, Drs. Jason and Jean Larsen.

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 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.

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
  • 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.