At Dr Roth’s office we understand that patients are nervous about the anesthetic process and we offer a number of options to alleviate your fears. First and foremost, we want you to have a discussion with Dr. Roth about your concerns so that we can properly address them. We know that there are many patients who cringe at the thought of the N word the “needle “. However, the most common testimonial that we get about our office is that Dr. Roth is virtually painless when he administers anesthetic. Lets face it for many procedures, you’d rather be numb than not, however, some patients choose to go without any novocaine. If this is your preference, Dr. Roth will go over in detail with the patient what to expect and the pros and cons of this choice. In the event that you are a patient who chooses general anesthesia or IV Sedation for some if not all dental procedures we would refer you to a specialist. Here are some of the methods that Dr. Roth employs to make you comfortable during dental procedures.
Prior to administering anesthesia, a flavored topical anesthetic is applied to the gums. This serves as a numbing gel to the injection site and makes the patient feel relieved when they realize that the anesthetic has been administered virutally without feeling it.
The Vibraject is a small device that attaches to an anesthetic syringe and when activated emits a small vibration during an anesthetic injection. The result is a drastic reduction in pain sensation for those who are afraid of the needle. Because the brain has difficulty processing two different sensations at once, discomfort during injections is lessened considerably. Ask us about it!