Did you know that fear of the dentist extends even to the ancient Norse Gods? It’s true, the God of Thunder was just in to get his wisdom teeth pulled, and he’s barely spoken in days. I guess his mouth is still Thor… No? Not even a little funny? Shucks.. I really thought that was a good one, but I guess that’s why I’m writing this blog, instead of telling jokes on stage. Here’s the thing though, silly Thor, he obviously went to the wrong dentist – because there’s no reason he should be in that much pain still – unless they used the OLD extraction techniques.
As you may know, up to 1 in 3 people admit to being scared of the dentist, and it’s not uncommon for those people to actively avoid going – which is obviously not a great choice for their dental health. All Smiles Dental in Mount Eden wants to change all that, by making your visit a painless, pleasant experience, before, during, and after your dental work. Unlike some dentists, they aren’t spending their profits on fancy waiting rooms with big-screen TVs – they’re spending it on cutting-edge tech, that’s going to make your visit a lot easier. They have access to all the latest tools that are designed to make your visit more comfortable and keep your teeth healthy. Like high-tech lasers instead of scalpels for making incisions, which are better in just about every way.
Want to know more about how it all works? Visit https://www.allsmilesdental.co.nz/oral-surgery-wisdom-teeth to get all the details, or to schedule a consultation.
The All Smiles Dental team is fully trained and certified in using lasers for dental surgery, which allows them to eliminate the need for scalpels in most standard procedures – and that’s a definite win if you’re the one sitting in the chair. While it won’t actually give you super healing powers – it might feel like it, compared to the “old way.” Just as an example, imagine you needed your wisdom teeth extracted.
Though it may sound simple, that’s a pretty serious operation, that can require up to 4 sizeable incisions inside of your mouth. You might be wondering, “How is a laser going to make this any better?” and I don’t blame you. A recent study(1) on the benefits of laser incisions shows that they have some surprising benefits. Clients that received a laser incision required less anesthesia and had reduced blood loss during the operation. The study also shows that clients who had laser incisions reported feeling less pain than those who had scalpel incisions, for up to 3 days after the procedure.
Personally, I was ready to ask for a laser just because I don’t like scalpels, but less anesthesia, less bleeding, and less pain are all things that I want – a lot. When combined with All Smiles Dental sedation options, this allows you to have a truly painless, relaxed visit, with minimal discomfort both during and after the procedure.
Just remember to ask about sedation options when booking your appointment, or visit https://www.allsmilesdental.co.nz/sedation-dentistry to learn more.
All Smiles Dental offers both oral and intravenous sedation that can help you to relax during your visit, and prevent any pain. The sedation options are administered by a trained and certified professional, though unlike the general anesthesia often used in hospitals, you will remain awake and aware, but unconcerned about what’s going on, and feeling no pain. If you’re concerned about discomfort or pain and looking for straighter teeth, you can also access Invisalign clear aligners through All Smiles Dental, which offers a less-invasive option for teeth straightening, for both children and adults.
Though Invisalign is not for everyone, clear aligners can often help to straighten your teeth faster than traditional metal braces, and with less discomfort. It’s a known fact that a significant portion of the population is either uncomfortable around, afraid of, or has a full-blown phobia of dental work.
That shouldn’t stop you from getting your teeth taken care of, and now it doesn’t have to. No matter what your issue is, All Smiles Dental can help, just give them a call. Visit https://www.allsmilesdental.co.nz/invisalign-mt-eden-auckland to learn more about Invisalign, or to schedule an appointment with All Smiles Dental in Mount Eden. 1 – Jayesh, et al. (2021) Surgical Scalpel vs Laser: A Comparative Clinical Study in Intra Oral Incisional Biopsy. Modern Research in Dentistry, Volume 6, Issue 1 DOI: 10.31031/MRD.2020.06.000630