A lot of people tense up when they so much as hear about dentistry. It’s true that in the past, a visit to the dentist could be painful, but with modern techniques, it doesn’t have to be.
Local anaesthesia is the most common anaesthesia for routine dental procedures. Usually, the dentist uses a needle to inject some Novocain directly into the gums. The numbness spreads from the injection point, often numbing one entire side of the mouth, giving the dentist lots of room to work without causing pain.
Sedation dentistry is used to calm patients who are especially anxious at the dentist. It’s a great choice for kids and adults who are afraid of needles. Once the patient is sedated, the dentist can inject local anaesthetic and begin treating the patient. Nitrous oxide, sometimes called laughing gas, is a commonly used for sedation.
General anaesthesia is used in patients who need oral surgery, whether for an impacted wisdom teeth or something much larger, such as correcting a severe bite problem.
The dental tools have also come a long way since the first days of dentistry. Today, your dentist has better chances of helping you keep your tooth than the dentists of decades past. There are now computer generating impressions to help make more precise molds of the mouth for better fitting dentures. We also have new tools to help spot issues such as sores and tumors before they become cancerous.
Painless dentistry in Ajax has a long future ahead of it, providing many patients a safe and painless experience.