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Why is modern dentistry nearly painless?

by Riverside Heights Dental March 21st, 2022 in Riverside Heights Dental
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Surrey dentists understand that some patients experience varying degrees of anxiety at the thought of visiting the dentist. It is often due to an unpleasant experience in the past that is now making them apprehensive about future appointments. For these patients, it may bring relief to know that advances in technology, equipment and know-how are helping modern dentistry be nearly painless. 

For instance, dentists in North Surrey have access to better ways of administering local anesthesia using new knowledge, skills and devices. A combination of numbing creams or sprays, ultra-fine needles and a slower delivery method make this often disliked part of dental care much more comfortable.

Additionally, advances in equipment in other areas of dentistry continue to improve patients’ experiences. Changes in how dental x-rays are taken make imaging easier and safer for patients and staff (plus the images are clearer and more accurate than in the past). Modern orthodontics scraped uncomfortable metal tooth-bands in favour of more discreet, or less invasive forms, like the ‘invisible’ tray types called Invisalign. The advances don’t stop there. Root canals, dental implants and other dental services are all benefiting from continuing research and development with the goal being pain-free visits to take care of everyone's oral health.

Since anxiety and fear can make your pain receptors more sensitive, your entire visit is geared to help you stay relaxed and comfortable. From the moment you walk in the door of a dentist near the Guildford mall, the entire staff is committed to making your visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

Riverside Heights Dental Centre staff strives to make your visit a pleasant and comfortable one. Call us today if you have any questions or concerns. We’d love to help put you at ease. 604-584-2535