Local anaesthesia has been widely used in dental procedures for some time now, but there are still many people who fear a visit to the dentist more than almost anything else. Even though Novocaine or another local anaesthetic may be able to eliminate the pain of dental work, there are many who fear the needle used to administer the anaesthetic just as much as, if not more than, any pain which the procedure itself may result in. Fortunately for the needle-shy, that is all about to change.
One of the latest developments in medical technology is the needleless injector, led by products like Injex. This injector administers local anaesthesia and other medication without the use of needles; instead, the medication is delivered using a very short burst of high pressure. The injection takes only a fraction of a second and with virtually no discomfort (it is often compared to being snapped with a rubber band as opposed to the more acute pain of a needle-administered injection).
Other than the greatly reduced discomfort of using Injex instead of a needle, a needleless injector is also safer, since there’s no risk of needles inadvertently being reused and spreading infection. It’s a more hygienic means of delivering local anaesthetic in dental work and any number of other medical procedures – and the Injex system has now been adopted by Healthy Smiles to help further our mission of making dental work as comfortable, convenient and yes, pleasant as humanly possible.
If you’ve been putting off the dental work you need because you’d rather stay away from needles, even for local anaesthesia, it’s time to stop worrying and make an appointment with Healthy Smiles if you’re in Blackburn or anywhere else in the greater Melbourne area. Visiting the dentist doesn’t have to be an ordeal; at least if you choose Healthy Smiles.