How Single Tooth Anesthesia Can Increase Patient Comfort

If you’ve ever had a tooth numbed for a dental procedure, you know what I mean when I talk about that “mouth full of cotton” feeling for what seems like the rest of the day. Don’t even get me started on how the actual injection of anesthesia can sometimes be a bit painful. Well, thanks to modern technology, we have single tooth anesthesia, also known as STA, that eliminates some of the dangers associated with anesthetization and minimizes more of the negative side effects.

Understanding the Pitfalls of Traditional Anesthesia Techniques

Traditional anesthesia techniques call for the dentist to make a judgment call based on each patient in order to see the efficacy of the anesthesia itself based on feedback from the patient. Traditional anesthesia affects a larger area of the south, making it more widespread but possible, not as effective as it could possibly be. The ways bodies tend to absorb anesthesia means that more must be administered to stop the communication between nerves and the brain.

Single-Tooth Anesthesia: Revolutionizing Pain-Free Dentistry

In contrast to conventional anesthesia, STA uses periodontal ligament injection techniques to numb a single tooth for any given dental procedure. This technique also utilizes tiny sensors, integrates to detect changes in patient responses.

Increasing Patient Comfort

STA increases patient comfort in three notable ways. It reduces the amount of pain during the anesthesia injection process by allowing the dental expert to precisely control the pressure applied to the tooth. After the procedure, you aren’t left with a lasting numbness that can make it hard to maneuver around everyday practices. The anesthesia makes the patient much more comfortable, allowing for deeper and more effective treatment while numb.

At Dental Arts in St. Pete Beach, FL, we want our patients to be the most comfortable while being administered life or tooth-saving procedures. Give us a call to see what your anesthesia options are with us!

Why Do I Need a Crown Instead of a Filling?

Has your Dental Arts dentist recently recommended a dental crown as a restoration for your smile? Maybe you are wondering why you need a crown versus a normal filling. If this is the case, then continue reading to learn why you might need a crown instead of a filling.

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are made of porcelain to closely match the appearance and feel of your tooth’s enamel. It lasts several years and allows you the comfort to easily chew, eat, and speak. Dental crowns are used for patients with large decay, to replace a filling, to strengthen a tooth that has recently had root canal therapy, or a tooth with a fracture or crack.

What is the process of getting a crown?

Getting a dental crown from your local dentist will typically take two or three visits to our dental clinic. Your dentist will first provide you with a temporary crown to wear. This needs to be worn while your customized dental crown is being made. Once it is complete, you will need to return to our clinic for your dentist to place the permanent restoration in its resting place. Finally, your dentist will make any needed changes or improvements to the final dental crown.

What if I don’t complete my crown right away?

It is important to get your restoration done right away. This will eliminate the possibility of further damaging your teeth or needing any more restorations or procedures. It can even cause an infection if the decay reaches the nerve of your tooth. If you are in need of a dental crown, then please contact our clinic today to set up an appointment with one of our dentists.