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Injection Pain Is a Thing of the Past!
Afraid of needles? Apprehensive about dental injections? At DFW Family Dentistry, we're using a new technology called the DentalVibe® as part of our 3-Step Comfort Process to make injection pain a thing of the past! We want to drastically reduce and, whenever possible, completely eliminate any pain felt during dental injections.
Our 3-Step Comfort Process
Step 1: High-Strength Numbing Gel
We use a high-strength topical gel that provides profound numbing of the gums where an injection will be administered. This gel is made of 20% Benzocaine, and it is applied before an injection is given to help eliminate any initial "pinch" that might otherwise be felt from the point of the needle.
Step 2: Warmed Anesthetic
DFW Family Dentistry has invested in technology specifically designed to bring anesthetic solution to body temperature just before an injection. When normal room-temperature shots are given, the body tends to amplify the pain felt from the colder anesthetic being pushed into the gums. Warming the anesthetic can significantly reduce this discomfort, so this step in our injection comfort system has been shown to decrease instances of pain felt when receiving a shot.
Step 3: Our High-Tech Secret Weapon
A revolutionary new technology called the DentalVibe is the secret weapon of our 3-Step Comfort Process. DFW Family Dentistry is one of the few practices in the area using DentalVibe, which is a high-tech device that provides soothing vibrations to the gums during an injection. When we use the DentalVibe device, patients don't even realize that they've received shots! How does it work? Vibration signals travel to the brain faster than pain signals do, so DentalVibe's vibrations reach the brain first and essentially block the sensation of pain from ever being felt. The result is astounding to most patients, but especially those who have always felt fearful of dental injections. When we use DentalVibe, patients are amazed and truly thankful for the amount of comfort they feel during injections. Come in and experience the difference for yourself! When we take care of you and your smile, we want you to feel comfortable every step of the way.
DentalVibe makes dental care more comfortable for patients of all ages, but especially younger patients and those who feel dental anxiety:
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Gentle Dental Care
To us, the only way to provide excellent care and wonderful patient experiences is with a soft touch. We take this very seriously, going above and beyond to make sure our patients are comfortable. If you feel nervous about or even afraid of dental treatment, you're not alone. It's actually quite common. Our goal is to always provide compassionate, gentle care.
For some patients, being sedated during their dental appointment is important. In most cases, we're able to give our patients medicine that totally relaxes them and allows them to rest during their visit. We then complete as much of their treatment as possible, after which they regain alertness feeling comfortable and refreshed.
We also have nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help patients feel at ease. This safe and easy dental sedation option helps many patients get comfortable, especially children and adolescents who experience dental anxiety. In addition, laughing gas can make dental visits easier, better experiences for patients with mental or physical impairments.
When talking with you about sedation dentistry, we will review your health history, including medications you are taking and habits such as alcohol consumption and smoking. We take all factors into careful consideration when planning treatment, and we'll go through the proper preparation steps with you prior to your dental sedation visit. Your comfort andsafety are both of utmost concern to us.
Our offices have many patient amenities to make your dental experiences enjoyable, including flatscreen TVs, pillows, blankets, warm scented towels, and complimentary beverages. You may be surprised to see lattes, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and bottled water available in our lobby along with a courtesy internet bar, but we believe the difference is in the details! Your comfort is our top priority.