Pain free dentistry: The Wand
All dental injections at Smile Central are performed in a pain free manner with the assistance of computerised injection system called “The Wand”. As its name alludes to the magic it achieves, delivering relatively pain free dental injections each and every time. Dr Chris Lauf and his team have been performing pain free dentistry with “The Wand” successfully for over 15 years and many people appreciate the increased level of comfort it provides.
No more heavy metal large syringes, the wand is a computer-controlled dental injection system and has the appearance more like a fine tipped pen. With rapid onset, the computer controlled the flow rate and light pressure of administering local anaesthetic means the injection is guaranteed to be slow, steady and more comfortable. Always in every case numbing gel is applied by our caring dentist to ensure any sensations are predominantly limited to slight pressure and nothing else.
Most people who have had a prior experience with dental injections, experience discomfort in the form of a harsh sting at the beginning. Thinking that the point of insertion is uncomfortable, however this is not actually the case. More often that not, the painful sting is caused by the anaesthetic solution being injected too quickly as a cold rush. A highly skilled dentist can usually control the speed manually with a standard more traditional style syringe; however, the performance of The Wand ensures accuracy and gentle applications each any every time. This is the most effective way to receive benefits of being numb for dental treatment, without having to worry about how it occurs. People who are familiar with more traditional methods really notice the difference and are always pleasantly surprised at how our gentle dentist is able to give you anaesthesia in such a virtually pain-free way ensuring any dental treatment is as comfortable as it can be.
People often say to Dr Lauf the dentist and comment, “when is the injection coming?”. He takes pride in being able to say “It’s already done, and you’ll be feeling the benefits shortly!” The look of surprise and relief on peoples faces when they realise that pain free dental injections are real – is priceless.
Children’s Dentistry: pain free
Even children as young as 5 yrs requiring dental anaesthesia for fillings or early tooth removal hardly notice the sensation of painless injections at Smile Central. We recommend that if your child needs dental treatment, don’t ever use the word “needle” when talking to them about dental proceedings. This type of buzz word tends to increase unneccessary anxiety about the procedure and can hinder them from being co-operative.
The best way to prepare your child for a dental procedure is to build their confidence by reassuring them that dentist is going to take really good care of them and uses “cold medicine to make your tooth go to sleep”. In many cases, a dental injection is the first time that your child will experience what “numb” feels like. It is best described as if the tooth “falls asleep” feeling fuzzy, heavy and tingly. Refrain from sharing details of your own past dental experiences with your child as they will often take your stories quite literally and become afraid before we even get to meet them.
An Oral Health Therapist, is especially trained to provide general dentistry for children. At Smile Central all children visit our Therapist who is excellent at caring and coaching children positively through their dental appointments. Creating positive dental experiences for children from a young age is important for their ongoing health and development, as they learn that dental appointments are nothing to be fearful of and are intact fun, interactive and educational. With modern technology, compassionate providers – dentistry at Smile Central, Aspley on Brisbane’s northside is a breeze even for the young ones.
After any dental treatment that your child experiences, we recommend that you keep a close eye on them for the rest of the day. Children typically become inquisitive about having no sensation in an area and can inadvertently chew, pull on or bite their lips and tongue – accidentally causing a traumatic ulcer to rise up. You should discourage your child from doing so if you notice this occurring to avoid further discomfort after the anaesthetic wears off.