No one enjoys receiving shots. Injections have always been a necessary aspect of dentistry as the most accurate and clinically safe way of administering local anesthesia. Now, a recent innovation in dental technology allows dentists to do away with the traditional shots for many procedures. Your Dallas family dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, explains how the DentalVibe system allows her to provide more comfortable anesthesia.
The DentialVibe System
Too many people avoid necessary dental care due to their fear of shots. For children, a bad dental experience can lead to long-term dental anxiety. Studies have shown that nearly 50% of adults actively avoid going to the dentist out of fear of pain. Without proper oral care, the risk of tooth decay and gum disease is elevated. Dr. Truong strives to provide our patients with a relaxing, comfortable experience, and to ease children’s anxiety about dental visits. When DentalVibe was introduced she immediately adopted the technology at Viva Dental Family Dentistry in Dallas.
How DentalVibe Works
DentalVibe is a small, hand-held device that employs vibration to block the sensation of pain. Using DentalVibe, Dr. Truong can administer local anesthetic with accuracy, and the patient feels little or no sensation. With this system, many routine procedures require less anesthetic, which decreases the potential for lingering post-procedure numbness. For our younger patients, Dr. Truong uses special, child-sized tips. The DentalVibe system also comes with a line of animal finger puppets to distract and entertain children while an injection is being administered.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Dallas Dentist
Interested in the new, comfortable anesthetic offered by Dr. Truong and our team at Viva Dental Family Dentistry? We offer the latest in general and cosmetic dental care for our patients. Make an appointment today with either our West Dallas dentist office, near Cockrell Hill, Irving, and Grand Prairie at (214) 337-7800 or our Richardson dentist office, near Garland, Plano, and North Dallas, at (972 437-6000. We are proud to serve patients in the 75211 and 75080 zip codes, and surrounding neighborhoods.