One of the reasons people avoid dental visits is because of concerns about the possible discomfort. At Smiles by Hale, we understand that and offer unique approaches to pain control in Naples, Florida. We want to ensure that every part of your visit with our dentist and team is as pleasant as possible and that you have a great experience at our office. For more information, and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Thomas Hale, please call our office at 239-593-0880.
Do you hate needles? Most people do! We use the VibraJect® system to make the injection of local anesthesia easier and more comfortable. The VibraJect device attaches to the syringe, which causes the needle to vibrate at an extremely high frequency. Because you can feel the vibrations, your brain focuses on those and not on the injection. In some cases, you may not know that you have had a shot! Now, if you need a filling, root canal or even an extraction, you can have confidence that your visit with us will be as comfortable as possible.
OraVerse™ is an innovative technology that reduces the amount of time that your mouth feels numb following your treatment. OraVerse allows you to return to your daily activities sooner and makes your post-treatment recovery easier and more comfortable. This technology can be used by adults as well as children over the age of 6.
OraVerse is especially helpful for children. Children frequently chew on their lips, tongues and mouth while they are numb, which can cause sores or other damage without the child (or their parents) knowing. When we use OraVerse to reduce the time spent numb, the chances of accidental injury are greatly reduced. It also reduces the likelihood of the child requiring additional treatment for an injury caused during a period of numbness.
OraVerse can reduce numbness of the upper lip to about 50 minutes total, while numbness of the lower lip is lowered to about 70 minutes — less than half the time that you remain numb following traditional numbing treatments.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about the benefits of OraVerse in your dental care and schedule your appointment with our dentist. We are committed to your comfort, and we look forward to providing you with quality dental care.