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Three Tricks for a Painless Dental Injection

According to recent surveys 56% of patient’s find the dental injection to be the least pleasant part of their dental visit. Whether you have a dental emergency or about to get a composite filling, a CEREC crown, or a dental veneer the anesthetic is a necessary part of the procedure for your comfort. Hopefully, our technology will one day reach a point where the days of a dentist telling you to open wide and jabbing a needle will be over.

Unfortunately, the dental injection is still needed before fixing those chompers. But dentistry has come a long way in making that dreaded needle much more comfortable. The painless dental injection is possible in the Smile Arts of NY dental office.  Dr. Peter Mann uses three tricks routinely to make the “needle” much more bearable for his patients.

1. Incorporating the use of a very strong topical anesthetic. This is a strong topical anesthetic, not the cherry flavored one many patients have experienced. The topical consists three active anesthetics for maximum effects; Lidocaine, Prilocaine, and Tetracaine.  Before the injection, we first we apply the topical cream on the injection site and let it rest for a few minutes.

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2. The Dental Vibe is a modern tool that pulsates (vibrates) as the injection is being administered. The vibration distract your brain from focusing on the discomfort of the injection

3. It’s very important to inject the anesthetic slowly.  If the soft tissue rapidly swells with fluid the nerve receptors fire causing pain.  Patiently injecting the anesthetic produces the least amount of sensation.

Dr. Peter Mann is a cosmetic dentist in Manhattan, New York.

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About Dr. Peter Mann

Dr. Peter Mann NYC

After working with some of the top world renowned dentists throughout New York City; in 2009 Dr. Mann decided it was time to achieve his vision by opening the Smile Arts of NY in the heart of Manhattan on E. 40th between Madison and Park ave.

Originally born in Ukraine, when communism collapsed his family took the opportunity to pursue the American dream and moved to New York. Dr. Peter Mann has lived in New York ever since, for over 22 years. His goal is to provide excellent dental experience for his fellow New Yorkers.

Dr. Mann lives minutes from the office. Patients undergoing treatment have his cell phone number and can always get in touch with any questions or concerns. It’s not unusual to see Dr. Mann arriving after hours to help a patient with an emergency.