The most important fact to keep in mind is that you must choose a dentist who is skilled and experienced in offering latest technology dentistry.
Ensure your dentist can provide a wide variety of dental anesthesia treatments or that he has special dental diagnosis equipment which makes diagnosis indeed quick and painless.
You can’t really expect to feel comfortable in the true sense of the word at the dentist, but knowing that you will not feel pain can really alleviate that anxiety or phobia you are struggling with.
Nitrous oxide sedation for painless dental treatments
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas will put you into a state of euphoria during that specific dental treatment you dread so much. You will not even remember too many things from the procedure when you are sedated with nitrous oxide.
The gas needs to be inhaled and when the dentist notices you have reached a certain level of sedation, he can go on and perform the dental treatment and you can just sit relaxed all throughout.
Computer controlled painless dental injection
There are many such computer controlled devices used in dentistry sedation and one of them is the Wand. This is basically a dental injection where the exact flow rate of the anesthetic is digitally metered.
Thus, you can rest assured that the aesthetic liquid will flow slowly and steadily and you will not feel any discomfort during the injection. For needle phobia patients, the Wand really works wonders! The system is professionally called CompuDent & STA -Single Tooth Anesthesia-
Painless dental drilling with the laser
90% of the dental patients feel their heart rate become extremely fast when the dentist turns on the dental drill. Patients anticipate pain every second and this in turn accelerates their phobia, anxiety and some even go through panic attacks.
Now the teeth can be drilled with the laser and the patient feels no pain whatsoever. Moreover, the laser drilling equipment does not have those terrible vibrations and noises, so patients can feel relaxed while having their teeth drilled for treatment.
Yet another huge advantage of laser drilling is that bleeding is completely avoided because the laser beam concentrates exactly on the area that needs to be treated without hurting any other tissues.
Painless Acupuncture in Dentistry
It has been clinically proven that acupuncture can help alleviate many dental problems such as dental phobia and anxiety, temporomandibular joint disorder, help with pain management, facial pain and even Sjogren’s syndrome.
Or, trained dental specialists can perform acupuncture therapy to help patients heal faster and more efficient after a dental extraction or other major dental surgery.
As you can note, there are quite many helpful options available which are meant to alleviate phobia, anxiety, and dental pain. You just need to ask your dentist which exact solution would apply in your case!