Forty million Americans or more are afraid to visit their dentists for a very specific reason: fear of dentist needles. You might be one of them, in fact! Unfortunately, needles are a very common aspect of dental procedures that can’t be avoided.
There are several kinds of dental phobias, but the most frequent phobia concerns needle injections and the pain they cause. Known as trypanophobia, the intense fear of needles can make people dread (both mentally and physically) even the sight of a needle.
Whether you are getting a root canal, having a tooth removed, or having a cavity filled, the chances are very high that you will receive at least one injection if you are visiting the dentist for anything other than a routine cleaning.
Fortunately, there’s a solution for you and everyone else with a similar phobia or fear of dentist needles: DentalVibe.
Are you struggling with dental phobia? Consider finding a dentist who uses the DentalVibe Comfort Injection System.
Read on to learn more about how dental phobic patients have an alternative that can help them overcome their fears!
A futuristic solution for fear of dentist needles
The DentalVibe Comfort Injection System is a device designed to reduce the pain and fear associated with dental injections. It looks similar to an electric toothbrush, with a two-pronged Smart Tip on the end instead of a brush head.
The DentalVibe device works by using what’s called VibraPulse technology to gently stimulate your gums at 160 vibrations per 100 seconds. This vibration pleasantly distracts your brain into closing its neural pain gate. It’s scientifically proven that you can block pain signals related to injections by distracting your brain with a sensation that is more pleasant. The Gate Control Theory of Pain has been tried and tested and it has shown a significant decrease in injection pain.
The vibration also helps effectively spread the anesthetic at the injection site so that you are sufficiently numb for whatever treatment you are receiving. This reduces the likelihood of being subjected to painful procedures where you are not fully numb at the site of your injection.
Not only can DentalVibe eliminate the pain associated with dental injections, it can also completely change people’s perceptions of dental appointments. In fact, 95 percent of patients who have experienced DentalVibe’s device have had a shift in their expectations of dental visits. They no longer fear going to the dentist because they begin to expect an easy and comforting time in the dental chair, rather than preparing themselves for the pain and discomfort of traditional dental injections.
This is great news for adolescent and younger patients who are more likely to avoid treatment. Adolescents in particular have responded quite positively in randomized control studies to local anesthesia injections administered by DentalVibe.
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If your dentist is unaware of the DentalVibe Comfort Injection System, don’t hesitate to let them know you are interested. You’ll be doing yourself — and your dentist — a huge favor.