The science behind DentalVibe®.

The Gate-Control Theory

Dr. Ronald Melzack and Dr. Patrick Wall’s paper “Pain Mechanisms: A New Theory” was described as “the most influential ever written in the field of pain.” The essential finding was that the pain sensation is conducted slowly along thin unmyelinated C nerve fibers, traveling at about two meters per second. In contrast, an impulse such as a vibration is conducted rapidly along thick myelinated A-beta nerve fibers at a rate of 75 meters per second. When these two sensa- tions coincide, the vibration sensation reaches the sensory area of the brain first, causing a release of inhibitory interneurons, thus preventing the activation of projectionneurons in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord. This results in gate closure, and the pain sensation is blocked.

The science behind dentalvibe®.

In dentistry, the Gate-Control Theory is applied to distract patients using the “cheek shake.” But there had to be a better way to take this distraction to a new level to provide ultimate comfort by optimally massaging the nerves and tissue around the injection site. And so, the DentalVibe® was created by Bing Innovations in partnership with Dr. Steven Goldberg. Check out the video below to see how The Gate-Control Theory works in everyday life.

Clinical Studies

Clinical Study Conducted By: Jeffry R. Shaefer, DDS, MS, MPH; Stephanie J. Lee, BS; and Nina K. Anderson, PhD; from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

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