From injectable anesthetics to anesthetic syringes and more, patient comfort during dental procedures is key — especially when it comes to easing dental fears. At Henry Schein, we're here to help you provide your patients with the best in pain-free dentistry, offering an extensive selection of dental anesthetics and anesthesia products.
Dental anesthetics are used to numb the mouth and surrounding areas during dental procedures to prevent pain and discomfort or, if necessary, provide sedation for those with extreme anxiety or in cases of longer or more complicated treatments. Dental anesthesia can be administered in various forms, such as topical gels, injections or sprays. They are commonly used during procedures such as fillings, extractions and root canals.
There are several types of dental anesthetics that can be used for dental procedures, including:
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While local anesthetics are common, they aren't without their complexities. Choosing the right agent for the job requires an understanding of their different pros and cons, as well as an awareness of the different patient conditions that could influence a practitioner's choice of drug and decisions around how to use it.
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Going to the dentist is anxiety-inducing for many patients. A recent survey found that more than 60% of respondents experience dental fear: 24% say visiting the dentist is scarier than being in a room with a snake, and an astounding 4% have never visited a dentist. To help patients, clinicians need to contend with both the physiology and the psychology of pain.
Painless injections are critical to providing a comfortable patient experience in dentistry. Local anesthesia and corresponding pain management are critical to a variety of dental procedures, and today's clinician must be knowledgeable in all aspects of anesthetics, ranging from drug administration to delivery devices and proper techniques.
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Going to the dentist is cited as one of the most common fears (second only to public speaking). And the #1 criteria by which patients judge their dentists is a painless injection. Local anesthesia is critical to a variety of dental procedures, including restorative, pediatric, periodontal, endodontics, exodontia and implant dentistry. And beyond that, 15% of the population are hyper-responders who have a lower-than-average threshold for pain. With the right tools in place, pain-free injections are possible.