Question: Recently while my dentist was giving an injection, I felt a vibration and a heard a buzzing noise. I was startled at first, but I felt no pain. What was going on? – M.B., South Palm Beach
Answer: Who was getting the injection; you or the dentist? Just checking; I will assume the latter. It sounds like your doc is using some of the latest technology in the land of teeth and gums.
Fifty percent of all Americans avoid dental care entirely because of anxiety about painful injections. (You Canadians are not off the hook either.) Two devices lead to extremely comfortable injections: a VibraJect (discussed in a previous column) and the DentalVibe.
Both of these devices will vibrate the needle 400,000 times per second like a hummingbird’s wings, thereby stopping the pain stimulus from traveling through your neurons to your brain. For free info on this, contact us.
by Dr. Mitchell A. Josephs
Dr. Josephs will be giving a free lecture on implant, cosmetic and general dentistry and signing his latest book at the Jupiter Beach Resort on Aug. 26 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Call (561) 832-2917 to register.
Dr. Josephs practices Cosmetic, Implant and General Dentistry in Palm Beach and can be reached at email@example.com (888-378-6684) or visit www.palmbeachdentist.com