Dental injections are a part of many dental procedures. Injections or shots are used to numb areas of the mouth where dental work such as a cavity, filling, or root canal will take place. Unfortunately, many people suffer from dental phobia or fear of dental needles, which may cause them to postpone important dental procedures.
The DentalVibe Comfort Injection System was created to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with dental injections, so that patients can receive the dental care they need without fear of the needle.
What is DentalVibe?
DentalVibe is a simple yet innovative tool designed to reduce the pain associated with dental injections. It is a small, hand-held device, similar in appearance to an electric toothbrush, with a two-pronged Smart Tip on the end.
How does DentalVibe work?
Simply put, DentalVibe uses vibration to help block pain signals from the brain. When a patient is being prepared for a dental procedure that requires an injection, the DentalVibe tool is used to create a vibrating sensation in the gum area and tissues surrounding the injection site.
Research has shown that when vibration and injection sensations are occurring simultaneously, the vibration sensation reaches the brain first and essentially blocks the feeling of the injection from being perceived by the brain. Basically, the vibration sensation distracts the brain, preventing it from noticing the pain of the injection.
Does DentalVibe really work?
Yes, DentalVibe really works! Randomized controlled trials have verified that injections with DentalVibe significantly reduce pain associated with local anesthesia injections. Many patients don’t even realize that they’ve received an injection when the DentalVibe device is used.
How does DentalVibe benefit patients?
In addition to pain-free injections, DentalVibe can help improve the overall dental experience and patients’ perceptions of dental appointments.
In fact, 95 percent of patients who have received dental injections with DentalVibe have reported that the device has changed their perception of going to the dentist. They no longer fear having dental work completed, because they know the DentalVibe device can make it a comfortable experience.
The DentalVibe tool can be used in procedures for children and adults. DentalVibe can be particularly effective for younger patients who may have a fear of the dentist.
The vibration of the device also helps disperse the anesthetic more quickly, helping you become sufficiently numb for your procedure.
Who came up with the concept of DentalVibe?
Dr. Steven Goldberg experimented with the idea of vibration to minimize injection pain in 2008. In 2009, he designed the first version of the DentalVibe tool. The updated version of the tool that is being used today includes an enhanced mechanical design, all-new electronics, and a new tip component that allows the device to perform even better than previous models.
Who is using DentalVibe?
DentalVibe is currently used worldwide, including dental care offices in every state in the United States, as well as Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. As of April 2015, DentalVibe has provided a comfortable experience for more than 4 million dental injections.
Choose a pain-free dental experience
Does thinking about going to the dentist give you anxiety? Does the idea of a cavity filling or root canal treatment make you cringe? Do you worry about the discomfort from dental injections? Talk to your dentist about your concerns. Many dentists have tools and techniques available to help you deal with dental anxiety. And many dentists use the DentalVibe tool to completely eliminate the pain that goes along with dental injections during fillings, root canals, and other dental procedures.
If your dentist doesn’t currently use DentalVibe, you can recommend it to them. They can also help you conquer your dental anxiety and prevent the discomfort associated with dental procedures. That’s something to smile about!
Find a DentalVibe dentist
Interested in improving your dental experience with DentalVibe? Find a dentist in your area who uses DentalVibe and make dental fear a thing of the past.