A clean, healthy mouth is an essential part of your general health and well-being. Oral health has been connected to heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and much more. However, every year millions of Americans choose to ignore their oral health and skip their dentist appointments!
Why would so many people do this? Three words: fear of needles.
If you’re one of the millions of people who can’t stand the idea of a dental injection, we’ve got good news. You don’t have to be afraid anymore! At TruBlu Dentistry, we use the latest in dental technology to help make your treatments easier than ever – and one of those innovative tools is DentalVibe.
What is DentalVibe?
Dentalvibe is a unique tool that uses vibrations to eliminate pain during dental injections. This small cordless device manages to overload your brain’s pain receptors with a vibrating sensation. Instead of feeling the pinch of an injection, you only feel the gentle buzz of DentalVibe!
With this tool, your dentist can make countless procedures effectively pain-free. Whether you need a cavity filled, a tooth extracted, or anything else that requires an injection, you won’t have to worry about feeling anything. That means you don’t have to fear your next dental visit.
How Does it Work?
DentalVibe was designed to take advantage of the “Gate Control Theory of Pain.” This theory posits that our nerves have “gates” and that sensations must travel through them to reach our central nervous system and our brains. The theory also claims that non-painful input effectively closes the gates to painful input – but only if you feel the non-painful sensation first.
This is where the vibrations come into play. If your gums feel the gentle vibrations before your dentist gives you an injection, your nerve gates will be closed. This will prevent your nerves from letting the injection pain reach your nervous system.
Here at TruBlu Dentistry, we’re excited about the many ways DentalVibe can improve our practice. But what’s in it for you? Quite a lot! This tool will help make your dental visits a more pleasant experience. Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect:
As we mentioned earlier, fear of needles (which, at its core, is a fear of pain) is a major reason why people skip their dentist appointments. But with DentalVibe, you don’t have to worry about that – there is no pain to deal with! This tool will make your next appointment much more pleasant.
Most of the time, dentists give patients injections to numb a part of their mouth before a procedure. Of course, an anesthetic normally needs some time to move through the gums and fully numb the area. With DentalVibe, that happens much more quickly! You can get numb faster than before – which will further eliminate pain during your appointment.
Better Oral Health
The greatest benefit of DentalVibe is the way it can improve your oral health. If you’re no longer afraid of injections or pain, you’re much more likely to visit the dentist. Once you’re getting regular checkups from your dental office, you’re sure to have a brighter, healthier smile.
Schedule Your Next Treatment
If you want to try DentalVibe at your next appointment, the TruBlu team is here to help! Please keep in mind that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are currently only seeing patients for emergency dental care. Our office will reopen to non-emergency appointments once we are sure it is safe for our patients and staff.