We often encounter people with a little anxiety about dental care, and are often surprised to learn how much of that anxiety is directed at anesthesia. After all, being administered with a needle does mean minor discomfort. Fortunately, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist can provide a more comfortable option with single tooth anesthesia (STA).
When Do You Need Anesthesia?
The goal of anesthesia is to numb a particular portion of your smile, protecting you from discomfort as we administer treatment. We may use them for minor treatments, such as a filling placement or a scaling and root planing, or to help with more substantial restorations, such as the placement a dental crown. However, as we mentioned above, we offer a needle-free option, addressing the main source of many people’s anxiety when it comes to receiving treatment. We don’t want your anxiety to stand between you and the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve!
The STA System
Instead of employing a needle, the system employs computerized delivery to administer anesthesia with great precision and accuracy, targeting the specific areas of your smile undergoing treatment and numbing the surrounding tissues. The equipment carefully delivers the numbing agent. The system is so exact, it prevents the numbing of unnecessary parts of your smile and prevents discomfort or damage to soft tissues. We receive visual and audible feedback in real time, so we can adjust as needed. The results are more effective and longer-lasting, which then reduces how much medication you need during your procedure. You remain calm, comfortable, and at ease with this option!
For more advanced treatments, or for those with severe anxiety or special needs that makes treatment difficult, we could also discuss sedation. Dental sedation helps people enter a calm, but conscious, state, with little to no memory afterward. We offer a variety of options to help ensure patients of all ages receive the treatments they need and enjoy thein time in the office. If you have any questions about our approach to calming agents and anesthesia, or if you need to schedule your first checkup and cleaning of 2021, then please contact our team today. Now is a great time to start your path toward a healthy, whole, and beautiful smile, a path that begins with a simple checkup and cleaning visit.
Do You Have Questions About Treatment?
Our team wants to make sure you remain calm and comfortable during your visit, and that you never hesitate to see us in the first place for your oral health needs. For more information on our approach to treatment and ensuring patient comfort, then please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.