The DentalVibe is a new technology that significantly reduces the discomfort associated when receiving local anesthesia.
Dr. Martin Challenger will share his introduction to the DentalVibe®.
So I was recently at the Greater New York Dental meeting in New York City, doing continuing education and checking out the latest and greatest in dental technology. ~Dr. Challenger
A device that reduces discomfort? Yeah for our patients!
I had recently heard of a newer dental device that greatly reduces the discomfort when receiving a local anesthesia (the “shot” in other words). It is called DentalVibe®, and has recently been featured on various TV shows, including The Doctors, CNN, ABC News, and Lifetime, to name a few. ~Dr. Challenger
How does the DentalVibe device work exactly?
The device sort of looks like an electric toothbrush, and it works by sending tiny amounts of vibration at the injection site which acts as a counter stimulation to the actual injection. When the DentalVibe® is used at the same time as administering the injection, the DentalVibe® vibration sensation reaches the brain first, blocking most of the discomfort associated with the injection.
It seemed like a clever idea, so I picked one up and told the rep I would try it. ~Dr. Challenger
According to the dentalvibe.com website, DentalVibe® is a patented, award winning multipurpose instrument designed to block the pain of intra-oral injections. It is a patented, cordless, rechargeable, hand held device that delivers soothing, pulsed, percussive micro-oscillations, to “shake up” the site where an injection is being given, distracting a patient from feeling pain.
What are patients saying about the DentalVibe®?
Up to this point, I can report all positive feedback from patients. ~Dr. Challenger
Michelle from Verona said, “I barely felt anything and the area was quickly numb!”
Marie from Madison felt “it is a great distraction tool and really takes your mind off the injection.”
Another young patient Ben, who is 10 years old, gives it a “thumbs up!”
Interested in trying the DentalVibe® for your next appointment involving local anesthesia?
Please make sure to ask your Dentist prior to your visit.
-Blog content provided by Dr. Martin Challenger