One of the ways you can help your child feel more comfortable about visiting the dentist is through the words you use. Words such as “drill,” “pain” and “needle” can increase a child’s anxiety level even if you are trying to explain that these things do not cause pain. At A Children's Dentist, we know that a fear of pain and discomfort at the dental office is very real for many people, especially children, which is why we our pediatric dentists, Dr. Conway Jensen and Dr. Esther Schara, uses needleless injections in Battle Ground, Washington.
Needleless injections for anesthesia can be applied in different ways. One of the most popular ways is applying the anesthetic through a nasal spray. Not only is this becoming a favorite of kids, it is also good alternative for any adults who are uncomfortable with needles. Another popular procedure is known as subgingival. With this method, the anesthetic is applied directly below the gumline. The patient feels no pain and it takes about 30 seconds to take effect.
If you would like to learn more about how our office uses needleless injections to make your child’s treatment easier, we would love to talk with you and your child. For a better dental experience for your kids, call 360-666-0530 today, and a member of our team will be happy to help plan your visit.