spray form of dental anesthesia that has been found to be as effective as injectable anesthesia in four of five dental patients in recent clinical studies. This form of anesthesia is being tested for safety by the United States Food and Drug Administration and could be available sometime in 2014.

Do you avoid the dentist because you suffer from dental phobia or dental anxiety? If you have some level of dental phobia, you’re not alone. Recent studies show that nearly 75% of the population report having some degree of dental phobia. For many people, a fear of the dentist is primarily centered on receiving anesthesia injections (aka Novocain shots).

There are many reasons people suffer from dental anxiety, but the importance of maintaining good oral health is critical to your overall health. There are steps you can take to help alleviate your dental phobia and the future is bright as far as dental anesthesia is concerned.

Many reputable dentists offer sedation dentistry. At Juban Dental Care, you can receive oral conscious sedation dentistry. You will be given an oral pill that is swallowed one hour prior to your appointment time. This treatment is safe and effective allowing you to completely relax and receive thorough dental care. Dr. Juban can carefully walk you through the sedation process and what you can expect from sedation dentistry.

If needles remain your primary concern with the dentist, especially if you need more comprehensive treatments like fillings or root canals, there is hope in the form of a new type of anesthesia. Researchers at the University of Buffalo have created a nasal spray that is designed to replace needle injections of dental anesthesia. Kovacaine Mist is a nasal

Dental practices all over the nation could soon have a viable and effective alternative to injectable anesthesia to offer patients who fear needles with this nasal spray form of dental anesthesia. Many studies suggest that poor dental or oral health can lead to more serious health problems. If you fear going to the dentist, rest assured dental practices like Juban Dental Care are dedicated to your comfort and providing a relaxing and anxiety free dental environment.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Michael Juban, Juban Dental Care

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