Dental Care in a Relaxing Environment
Even though Dr. Hale takes great pride in being able to deliver painless injections, some people are naturally anxious at even the thought of a needle. If you or a loved one breaks into a cold sweat at the mention of the word “dentist,” we have a simple solution.
One hour before your visit, you take a pill that we dispense to you. You will reach a level of sedation that allows you to respond to questions but mostly sleep through your entire visit. This is ideal for fearful people or those who have a busy schedule and want to get all their treatment done in one visit.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as “laughing gas,” is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable. This sedation is inhaled through a mask that allows you to breathe in the medication and induces a state of relaxation. Local anesthetic will be administered in conjunction with nitrous oxide to eliminate pain in most cases.
Painless Injections? Is This Possible?
In a word, yes! Even if you aren’t nervous about going to the dentist – who wants to feel even a little pain? Nobody! We are proud to employ the latest in dental technology that helps to eliminate the fear of needles. It’s called Vibraject™. This device sends gentle vibrations to the area of the injection. The vibrations are picked up by the nerve endings before the sensation of the needle. This essentially eliminates any pain messages and allows us to give you a comfortable, pain-free injection. Our patients routinely tell us they “didn’t feel a thing!”
No More “Fat Lips” or Numbness After Treatment!
When a patient leaves the dental chair after routine care, they are often “numb” for 3 to 5 hours. It’s hard to talk or eat and the face and lips feel “fat.” What if that didn’t have to happen anymore? We are very pleased to offer our patients OraVerse™. What this amazing product does is reverse the anesthetic after your treatment is finished. It takes about fifteen minutes to get a patient back to normal. So if the thought of being numb for hours after your treatment makes you uncomfortable – we can take care of that for you!