Q I have several missing teeth, which need to be replaced with implants and crowns, and others that I think just need veneers. The problem is my fear of shots and pain. What can be done with someone like me?
A: A third of the population does not go to the dentist. What is the number one reason they don’t go? It’s not financial or a time issue; it’s fear of pain. And what they fear most pain from the needle. Now I wouldn’t mind if the third that is not going to the dentist are all flossing and have no issues, but in most cases they are downing fruit rollups and Mountain Dew from a bowling alley vending machine.
Weather we are creating killer smiles with porcelain laminate veneers or replacing all or some of patient’s teeth with dental implants, we numb up the teeth the same way; a most hi-tech device that causes no pain during an injection.
The Comfort Control Syringe (CCS):
You have choices in getting numbed up at the dentist’s office. Ask how they administer their local anesthetic. Modern and up-to-date, or Curly, Moe and Larry?