Q: Do you think technology in the future will eliminate the needle in the dental office?… Meg in Boca
A: I sure hope so! (Hey, I’m a patient too!) Stay tuned for needle-free dental anesthetic. St. Renatus, LLC, based out of Fort Collins Colorado, is in the process of clinically testing a drug the company believes will enhance pain control in dentistry. The company has patented the world’s first needle-free nasal mist dental anesthetic. It is administered through the nasal cavity and is suitable for use for most dental work involving upper teeth.
The benefits of this new technology include: Reducing anxiety and fear associated with dental injections. Decreasing the risk of hematomas (blood-filled, purple bruises of the face), as well as elimination of the “fat lip” feeling, post operatively until the anesthesia wares off.
A recent study showed that 96% of dentists expect to offer the new nasal mist anesthetic to their patients. With a just completed, favorable end of Phase II review with the FDA, the company expects to market the new drug product in 2012. For free consumer information on this subject, contact us.
Dr. Mitchell Josephs practices Cosmetic, Implant and General Dentistry in Palm Beach and can be reached at email@example.com, 888-DRTOOTH (888-378-6684) or visit www.palmbeachdentist.com
By Dr. Mitchell Josephs