Millions of people avoid visiting the dentist due to dental fear. There are lots of factors that keep people from visiting the dentist as often as they should.
Some have had traumatic experiences as children. Others have had unpleasant experiences as adults.
Regardless of the reason, too many of these individuals have simply stopped seeking dental care, even when faced with the warning signs of pain and decay.
However, what most people fear most about visiting the dentist is that they might have to undergo painful dental procedues and most often patients are worried about the pain of the process.
Dental treatments and techniques have come a long way and new technology allows both children and adults to enjoy a pain free experience while taking care of their dental health.
Due to recent advances in dentistry, dentists have finally banished the pain caused by the injection of dental anaesthetic and can now offer pain-free visits.
Patients who have avoided the dentist for years can visit the dentist and not have to worry for a second about pain.
Dental fear and anxiety complicates access to essential treatment.
One important point that has to be understood is that even if a certain dental treatment involves some amount of pain, it is still necessary to get it done because ignoring it might have severe consequences on your dental and overall health.
Nowdays dentistry allows you to receive numbing injections without feeling pain.
The injections that are used to numb an area in your mouth are no longer painful.
First, a gel anesthesia is applied to the gums before giving injectable local anaesthetic to prevent pain on the surface level (it comes in lots of yummy flavors).
The gel numbs your gums or other tissues before an injection and then the person will not feel any pain while the needle glide in.
Injectable local anesthetics prevent pain in a specific area of your mouth during treatment by blocking the nerves that sense or transmit pain and numbing other oral tissues.
They cause the temporary numbness and can be used for various dental procedures.
If anxiety has kept you out of the dentist’s chair, now is the time to make an appointment.
It is essential that the dental health is taken care of at all the time to avoid any major treatment in future. If you want to ensure that your teeth remain healthy and serve you for a long time, then you have to take care of them as well.
You should visit your dentist at least once in six months. This will minimize chances of any major oral issue occurring to you as your dentist would be able to detect the problem at an early stage and treat it before it affects you in a serious way.
We at Smile Delhi- The Dental Clinic make it a point to relax their patients, creating a safe, comfortable and pain-free dental experience.
So now that you know that most of the dental treatments are quick and painless, you should visit your dentist at your earliest.
Posted by- Dr Suprriya and Dr Shriya