Archive for May, 2012

The Dental Vibe

May 6, 2012

This past weekend I attended our annual California Dental Association meeting held at the Anaheim Convention Center.  As readers of this blog know, I love any instrument or procedure that can improve the dental care that I provide to my patients. A previous blog detailed last year’s purchase of the Isolite System.  My patients and I love that device so much that I purchased another,  but that is not the purpose of this writing.

Let’s face it, the worst part of any dental visit is the injection (if necessary).  Everyone hates the “shot”.  I hate giving it and you hate getting it. . Some people postpone their needed dental care because of this fear.  I always place a numbing gel prior to administering the injection and vigorously shake the patient’s cheek as a form of distraction and most of the time I am successful.

In strolling up and down the aisles at the dental convention, I came across the “DentalVibe Injection Comfort System.  This device works by using vibration as a counter stimulation to an anesthetic injection.  Its sensation reaches the brain first, blocking the feeling of pain.  It is a more  controlled replacement for my vigorous  shaking of cheeks.   Anyway, who wouldn’t like to go to the dentist and get all of their necessary dental work with pain-free injections?

Stay tuned.  As soon as my DentalVibe arrives, I will start using and evaluating it.  I will report my experiences in this blog.

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