Painless Dentistry

Painless Dentistry

We leverage cutting edge technology and proprietary techniques achieve unprecedented minimization of discomfort associated with dental procedures

Our Process

Local anesthesia is applied before procedures that could otherwise be painful. Some patients are terrified of the injection required for the administration of local anesthesia. At Metro dental, we have developed techniques and tools to eliminate or drastically reduce the pain associated with this process. Here is how we do it:

  1. Before the injection is applied (using smallest possible needle), we apply topical anesthesia which numbs the first layer of the gum, thereby eliminating any pain associated with the initial prick.
  2. We use a device that causes the application area of the gum to gently vibrate. This interferes with the transmission of “pain” sensory information between nerve cells in the gum and the brain. This secondary sensory activity (vibration) subdues the perception of pain caused by the needle prick.
  3. Forcefully pushing anesthesia into gum tissue can be painful so we use a gum massage technique that evenly distributes the anesthesia into the gum tissue as it is very slowly injected  

Sedation Dentistry

At Metro Dental, we don’t want your fear of dental treatment to be a factor. Therefore, in addition to a gentle and friendly treatment style, we also uses sedation dentistry for the treatment of highly anxious or frightened patients.

What is Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry involves treatment of apprehensive or uncooperative patients under the effect of a sedative agent. During sedation, you will be drowsy, but you will be conscious enough to respond to instructions. The best part is that you once your treatment has been completed, you won’t remember anything about it. So, no bad memories!

Depending on the expected duration of the procedure, different types and levels of sedation are available at Metro Dental:

  • Inhalation Sedation – in this form of sedation, you will be asked through a mask containing a mixture of nitrous oxide gas and oxygen. Nitrous oxide or laughing gas provides a mild sedative effect which remains while you’re inhaling it. As soon as the supply of nitrous gas is discontinued, the effect of sedation will go away immediately. After nitrous gas inhalation sedation, you can drive yourself back to your office or home.
  • Oral Sedation – for a deeper level of sedation, we will give you an oral sedative medicine which you will take the night before, and then once you arrive for your appointment. The effect of oral sedation is more pronounced than inhalation. This type of sedation is reserved for more anxious or apprehensive patients, and the effect of this inhalation tend to last longer. For oral sedation, you should be accompanied by a family member who can drive you home