Your comfort is our top priority at Apex Dental. Many patients feel anxiety when visiting the dentist, particularly when treatment is required. Dr. Gauthier offers his patients wand delivered anesthetic and sedation dentistry options.
Typical injection style anesthetic can cause pain and discomfort. Many patients cringe at the mere site of a syringe. Injection style anesthesia is often concentrated in too small an area causing it to dissipate quickly, leaving the patient in pain before the procedure is complete. Injections can also cause too much of the surrounding tissue to go numb which can cause embarrassing and uncomfortable drooling to occur.
The wand delivery manages anesthesia in a slow drip from a pen like device. The wand, which actually looks like a “Magic Wand”, drops a topical numbing agent directly on and in the injection site, delivering the anesthesia in a much more comfortable way than traditional injection methods. Our patients love how quick and easy the wand is.
While local anesthesia blocks the nerve signals to the brain, numbing a specific area, sedation dentistry provides an overall euphoric affect. Sedation dentistry is useful for patients who are afraid of the dentist to not only control pain, but to calm anxiety.
Depending on your needs, we can offer oral sedation dentistry, which is in a pill form. Our sedation dentistry techniques are safe and do not produce long lasting affects, allowing you to recover quickly and return to your normal activities.