Technological Advancements for Painless Dentistry
At Periodontal Associates in Englewood, NJ, Dr. Chetan Patil incorporates several advanced tools to minimize patient discomfort during deep cleanings and other periodontal care. It is the goal of Dr. Patil and our team at Periodontal Associates that each patient feels supported and secure during every procedure. Dr. Patil offers many options in sedation to optimize patient comfort. Relaxation is offered both with nitrous oxide and intravenous (IV) sedation. In addition, many painless delivery systems of local anesthetic are used. Through a combination of methods, patient care can approach the goal of truly painless dentistry.
Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas” is a compound of nitrogen and oxygen. Patients inhale nitrous oxide through a mask placed over the nose. When you received nitrous oxide, you will be unaware of what is happening, but capable of responding to the doctor’s commands. Some patients report feelings of euphoria or giddiness. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly after procedures, and many patients are able to drive themselves home safely. This type of sedation is often combined with a local anesthetic to ensure optimum patient comfort.
IV sedation is delivered through a tiny needle that is placed either in your hand or your inner elbow. Many patients prefer this type of sedation because it takes effect very quickly. You will be extremely relaxed, and may be unaware of activities going on around you, but you will still be able to respond to verbal instructions from Dr. Patil and our team. Many patients do not remember their dental procedure the following day.
DentalVibe Injection Comfort System for Novocain
Many dental procedure require a local anesthetic to numb the soft and hard tissues within the mouth. These injections cause many patients to feel anxiety. Dr. Patil uses the DentalVibe system to ensure maximum patient comfort. When DentalVibe is used, many patients report no feelings of discomfort from the injection. DentalVibe also helps to disperse the anesthetic more quickly, allowing Dr. Patil to begin your procedure more quickly and minimizing the amount of time you spend in the dentist chair.
The Wand® is a computer-controlled system used for the delivery of a local anesthetic. It offers many advantages for our patients, the greatest of which is that it is significantly more comfortable than a standard syringe. The amount of anesthetic and the target to which it is delivered is precisely controlled. Only the area where the procedure is performed will be numb, allowing patients to avoid the inconvenience of returning to work or other activities with a numb face. The Wand is a more efficient use of your time, as procedures can be performed on both sides of your mouth in only one appointment.
Dr. Patil incorporates several advanced tools to minimize patient discomfort during deep cleanings and other procedures. Through a combination of methods, patient care can approach the goal of truly painless dentistry.
Another advanced tool Dr. Patil uses to increase patient comfort is the Anutra buffering system. Buffering is a method by which the pH, or acidity, of your local anesthetic can be adjusted to work better in your body. Patients feel no burning sensation when an anesthetic is delivered, and in many cases, report not feeling anything at all. The anesthetic is also more efficient and predictable. Instead of requiring up to 15 minutes for a local anesthetic to take effect, the numbing effect is virtually instantaneous. Procedures can be performed more quickly, allowing patients more time for the other activities in their day.
Enjoy More Comfortable Dentistry
Learn more about how Dr. Patil uses the latest technical advances to deliver maximum patient comfort and convenience. Contact Periodontal Associates online or call (201) 567-7766 to schedule your consultation.
“Dr. Patil and his staff could not be more professional. They take the time to talk to you and explain what will be done. I am constantly surprised at how little pain is associated with the procedures they perform.” Jack T.