An appointment at your dentist does not need to be associated with pain and fear. All procedures can be performed under anaesthesia, but is it always necessary?
Each anaesthetic works on the same principle: it is intended to block the conduction of pain impulses through the nerves towards the brain. The anaesthesia is based on blocking the sodium channel present in the nerve cells. Depending on the type of anaesthetic, it lasts about an hour, but the time may vary.
Gel or aerosol is distributed on the surface of the oral cavity mucosa. The agent permeates through the epithelium and affects small nerve endings. It is most commonly used in children or before inserting a needle in place of anaesthesia.
The anaesthetic is administered using a needle syringe. It blocks the nerve branches of the administration area and penetrates deep into the bone. It is most often used in conservative dentistry or in tooth extraction.
The drug is administered in the nerve trunk area. As a result of nerve impulse interruption, the sensation of pain in the innervated area totally disappears.
Computer-controlled anaesthesia is becoming more and more popular in dental practices. It is more comfortable for the patient as it does not resemble a regular syringe. The appliance is equipped in a special computer by means of which a doctor selects the drug to be applied, and the computer controls the pace of its administration. Owing to these modern methods the patient does not feel discomfort or tissue distention.
We adhere to the principle that pain in the dental practice has no right to be there. Our patients are offered the use of modern computer-controlled anaesthesia.
Or maybe without?
Not all procedures require anaesthesia. Tartar removal or tooth drilling is not painful when we approach the appointment calmly and are not desperately afraid of the dentist. If anaesthesia is not necessary, it is advisable to think carefully about this issue.
Today, computer-controlled anaesthesia has become standard in dental practices. It provides peace of mind for the patient and increases the quality of the dentist’s work. One should keep in mind, however, that the feeling of pain is subjective and that every person has a different tolerance threshold. In some cases, it is not necessary to administer an anaesthetic at all, and in some cases the patient requires it.