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Single Tooth Anesthesia

What is STA?

The Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA™) System is the first computer-controlled local dental anaesthetic system where just one injection at a single tooth is all that’s needed to scientifically, safely and predictably ensure single-session injection precision.

 

Therefore, instead of anaesthetising (numbing) the whole side of the patient’s face (including tongue, lips, cheeks and adjacent teeth in this side), only the tooth to-be-treated will be numb.

STA Benefits

More comfort & less anxiety

  • Significantly more comfortable than the syringe

  • Greatly reduces anxiety

  • STA eliminates collateral numbness

More comfort & less anxiety

  • Patients are more satisfied with it and prefer it to the traditional syringe

  • More confident that their dental practice has the latest technology

More efficient use of time

  • STA enables bi-lateral mandibular treatment in one visit.

  • In aesthetic restorative dentistry procedures, STA allows smile-line assessment at the time of treatment, by avoiding lips and face distortion that happens when the patient is anesthetised by traditional nerve block techniques.

  • The patient can go right back to work without a numb face.

Conscious Sedation "Nitrous Oxide Gas"

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over the patients’ nose to help them relax.

Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option the dentist may offer to help make the patient more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put the patient to sleep so that he will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. The dentist will ask the patient to breathe normally through his nose, and within a few short minutes, the patient should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. He may feel light-headed or a tingling in his arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, the patient should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.

Nitrous Oxide Uses

  • An anaesthetic: causes a patient to lose touch with all sensation of pain.

  • An analgesic: simply lessens the severity of the pain (painkiller), It delivers immediate and powerful analgesic effects and can be cut off just as quickly.

  • Used with kids and anxious patients in general, to have a smooth pain-free dental experience.

Laser

Dentistry

What is LASER?

The term LASER is an acronym for ‘Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation’.

 

Dental lasers can generally be divided into two categories—soft-tissue or hard-tissue/all-tissue laser— Also different types of LASERs are used in dentistry such as Diode and Nd: YAG (for soft tissue procedures), Erbium (Er) and CO2 (for hard-tissue procedures). These types of LASERs differ in the wavelength, therefore differ in the function, depends in part on the nature of the tissues being treated.

 

Diode lasers are one of the lowest costing areas of digital dentistry to adopt, as well as one of the easiest and widely indicated for dental procedures.

LASER Uses

Aesthetic Procedures

Gingival contouring using a soft tissue laser can provide a more comfortable treatment for the patient. Using a diode laser allows the clinician to quickly and precisely remove excess tissue with minimal or no bleeding, post-operative pain, or swelling.
Laser devices are the ultimate technology for
teeth whitening, as it removes the most difficult stains in the shortest time, 20 minutes in-office treatment.

Haemostasis

Laser energy cauterizes and seals capillaries, achieving haemostasis (stopping of bleeding) and preventing oedema (swelling and inflammation).

Wound Healing

Tissue damage is minimal because a continuous sweeping motion is used during treatment. Healing occurs in a matter of days, and patients generally report low levels of discomfort during the healing process.

Root Canal Treatment

Laser is used to kill all the bacteria and microorganisms present in the infected root canal system, it guarantees sterilization of the canal before adding the root canal filling material, hence, guarantees a successful treatment.

Tooth Sensitivity Treatment

Laser is also used in cases of teeth sensitivity, because of its desensitizing action on hard tooth structure, as in case of cervical caries, tooth erosion and root exposure.

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