Painless dentistry. Methods and Equipment such as Local Anesthesia, Laser drilling, Laughing Gas and Acupuncture.
In modern dentistry, the dentist may play on many strings when it comes to making life more pleasant for dental treatment. Between 10 and 20 percent are so afraid to go to the dentist that they have not been treated for several years. If you belong to this group, you might consider choosing a dentist and dental clinic for equipment and methods in relation to it, to make dental treatment as painless as possible. At the same time staff who daily work with patients who suffer pain, will be "painful blind", ie. that they no longer perceives or underestimate the pain signals from the patients. Therefore, talk to your dentist about your anxiety, so I can put together a plan that makes the treatment as painless as possible.
At the Dentist
GET ALLOCATED GOOD TIME. Tell about your dental phobia when you book an appointment with your dentist. Tell them that you feel bad about going to the dentist and you therefore want to be set aside extra time for your visit, so I can take breaks in treatment when you need it or when you need to have explained something in dealing with, like you during the treatment itself can always say stop. It's you, it's about - and you decide.
Sedative. Are you nervous and scared and have a low pain threshold. Yes, so you may want to get some sedative an hour before a treatment. It works well but requires you to be with a responsible adult to and from the clinic. And you may not even drive and move out into traffic when you have been given a sedative.
RELAXING MUSIC / FILM. In many dental clinics across the country the opportunity to hear music on wireless headphones or watch movies on flat screen or video goggles. Experience shows that making music in headphones reassures the most. Perhaps it is this possibility with your dentist.
Dental Laughing Gas (Inhalation Sedation)
Nitrous oxide. Many patients, especially children, are happy to nitrous oxide (Laughing Gas). It is a gas (N 2 O, medical nitrous oxide) which is mixed with oxygen in the particular conditions and inhaled through a nasal mask. It works both anesthetic and sedative. If you come to laugh along the way it is because you lose a little of your normal inhibitions, like when you've got a couple of glasses of wine. Most people are comfortable with nitrous oxide, but some discomfort or nausea. Nitrous oxide should not be used during pregnancy for the first 3 months of pregnancy. Laughing gas works only if the in-and exhaled through the nose. You should not therefore speak with the dentist during treatment, as laughing gas then leaves the body through the mouth. There is usually no risk of nitrous oxide, as used by dentists. Inhalation Sedation does not replace proper local anesthesia.
Painless Local Anesthetic
COMPUTER CONTROLLED Anesthetic. Anesthesia is necessary when you have to avoid pain. Many people are afraid of anesthesia, why more and more dentists offering such surface anesthesia cream or laser or nitrous oxide before the 'dotted'. At the same time, a new computer-controlled anesthetic method type "The Wand" and "Sleeper One" that many clinics now offer a painless anesthetic method of "magic" show conjures the pain away. The technology does not resemble the traditional syringe and does not feel like a syringe. In fact, kept the needle like a pen - and looks like a pen. The computer-controlled anesthetic method, besides being painless also has the advantage that the patient does not have the feeling of being stunned or paralyzed in half of his face after treatment is finished. The reason is the computer-controlled dosing and that the stunning acts only very locally by the tooth to be treated. Anesthesia occurs with a very small and thin needle, which hardly can be felt and not feel nearly as uncomfortable as the traditional method of anesthesia. - Click to read about modern dentistry >>
Dental Laser Drilling
Dental laser drilling. A number of dental clinics across the country have invested in modern laser equipment type 'Sandman' and 'Kavo', which means that you can avoid the traditional dental drill. Instead, your dentist uses a drill with a small laser beam. There are various types of lasers for use in dentistry for example, a surgical procedure, one for periodontal treatment, and a water-cooled laser which is used for drilling. What is laser? Yes, briefly described, there is a precise and focused light beam in the medical field for example, used in eye surgery and the removal of tattoos - and now also at the dentist.
In the dental field is laser therapy designed to make dental treatment as painless as possible and simultaneously to avoid the noise and vibrations and odors that may otherwise be in connection with a regular dental drill. But as the patient avoids first and foremost to be stunned, and feel more than a little heat in the tooth. The laser sterilizes and is thus very suitable for fighting paradentosis and to operate gums. With the laser technique avoids bleeding during and after surgery, and there is no discomfort after surgery, and you can immediately resume their normal lives. For example, there is no stitch to be removed subsequently. For limitations is that the laser can not yet be used for precision drilling for crowns in teeth with silver fillings.
DENTAL ACUPUNCTURE. Acupuncture in dentistry is a relatively new concept, but the interest in using acupuncture especially in pain management is undergoing rapid development where dental phobia (odontophobia) is a major problem for both the patient as a dentist. At the dentist used the small acupuncture needles especially as an adjunct to anesthesia, for headaches and discomfort in the jaw and to vomiting sensations and nausea and to address such as sinus problems, facial pain, sensitive teeth, and as mentioned, not least in connection with dental phobia. Acupuncture is also used to accelerate the healing rate after tooth extraction and operations. The acupuncture skilled dental use acupuncture needle in alignment with the dental drill and instruments - that is, when necessary. Moreover, acupuncture has been proven effective if you cut your teeth. Even if you have used splints for many years, it is perhaps worthwhile to consult a dentist who has earned a diploma in Dental Acupuncture.
Hypnotherapy at the dentist
CLINICAL HYPNOSIS. Some dentists have learned clinical hypnosis as a state of trance, the patient is put in. A state of consciousness, which lies between awake and asleep, thus the patient is able to abstract from the unpleasant. Tension decreases, thoughts turned into something positive and achieve a sense of inner peace. There is no risk associated with hypnosis.
Dental treatment under general anesthesia
Very few people are so afraid that despite the aforementioned options for pain reduction services still can not complete a treatment. For this group offers several dental clinics across the country treatment under general anesthesia guided by an anesthetist, and where the treatment is over, when you wake up. Anaesthesia is now encumbered with very little risk if you are otherwise healthy. To make the treatment as safe as possible, the dentist at the initial examination to ask you some important questions about your health. Of particular importance is the potential heart and lung diseases and hypersensitivity to medication.
Clinics that offer outpatient anesthesia care, follow the rules for anesthesia, monitoring, etc, which are recommended and used in hospital anesthesia departments. During treatment and recovery monitored, as a patient of the anesthetist and anesthetic nurse. Anesthetic agents for outpatient anesthesia is the newest kind that exists and anesthesia quickly out of the body after treatment, and one can as a patient leave the clinic after perhaps half an hour. As a rule, you should be at the wake and observation as long as you have been under anesthesia.
Who is typically treated in outpatient anesthesia?
Most patients have a severe dental phobia, but there are also many cases where a special dental treatment is so unpleasant or painful, the anesthetic may be necessary. Furthermore, anesthetic used in people who suffer from a disability that makes normal dental treatment impossible, for example, spastic paralysis. Finally used anesthetic for dental treatment of some mentally handicapped patients. Who can not be treated in outpatient anesthesia? Children under 15 can not be treated outpatient, and patients with serious illnesses will be referred to hospital if general anesthesia is deemed necessary. - But talk to your dentist.