Now there is a new invention that has been helping us give more comfortable injections. Called the “DentalVibe”, it works by sending soothing vibrations into the oral tissue as the injection is given. The vibrations overload the brain with more stimulus than it can handle, thus overshadowing the injection. Our patients who have experienced the DentalVibe have really appreciated it.
Don’t forget a topical anesthetic is still applied first and given time to penetrate. The topical anesthetic we use is specially formulated for us and consists of 3 different anesthetics. I find this formulated topical significantly more effective than the standard commercially available benzocaine.