Forget the needle! We offer needle-free pain relief for many dental procedures!
Oraqix® is a needle-free anesthetic that is administered topically and below the gum line. Oraqix® is effective and efficient for many dental procedures and offers our patients a needle-free alternative to traditional anesthetics.
We may recommend this alternative anesthesia for several reasons, including:
- A needle-free option has been found to be overwhelmingly preferred over traditional anesthetics. In clinical studies, 70% of patients preferred Oraqix® to a needle injection.
- Numbing occurs quickly, usually within 30 seconds.
- The sensation of numbness usually lasts about 20 minutes. So, normal sensation is typically returned by the time your appointment is completed!
- Oraqix® is site specific which allows the doctor to selectively numb specific areas of the mouth.
How It Works
Oraqix® is first applied to the gums around the area receiving treatment. The gel is applied using a blunt-tipped applicator. After waiting 30 seconds, the pockets around the teeth are filled with Oraqix® After waiting an additional 30 seconds, treatment can begin. Delaying treatment does not enhance the anesthetic effect. The scaling and root planing procedure, or alternative procedure, can then be completed.
Surgical Preparation of Ailing Teeth Without a Drill!
How Does Air Abrasion Work?
Instead of using hand instruments to clean surgical sites or compromised implants, air abrasion uses instead a tool that works like a mini sandblaster. The instrument is designed to spray a fine stream of particles made of a baking soda mixture or a finer abrasive known as glycine. These particles are mixed with water and compressed air that is channeled through the handpiece. As the particles hit the target surface they gently remove contaminants, and the particles are suctioned away.
Is It Safe?
Yes, air abrasion is safe. As a safety precaution, protective eye wear must be worn to protect from stray particles. Also, a protective rubber dam may be used to protect your gums and nearby teeth from the spray.
What are the Advantages?
Compared to hand instrumentation for preparing regeneration sites, air abrasion has many advantages.
- Air abrasion is quiet, does not generate heat, and is free of vibration.
- Air abrasion preserves more of the healthy bone than traditional drilling.
- Air abrasion is quicker than hand instrumentation, reducing the time spent in the dental chair!
Microscope Assisted Microsurgery
For the greatest accuracy in treating you, our office utilizes several differing tools for increasing visual perception. Dental microscopes provide the most magnification and shadow-free lighting available in dentistry today. Dental Microscopes give us a level of vision unattainable by any other means.
Microscope Assisted Microsurgery allows Dr. Sindler an improved accuracy of incisions through extreme magnification and the ability to use smaller instruments as well as smaller sutures. The microscope leads to less trauma to your mouth’s soft tissues resulting in better healing and minimal need for secondary procedures. An added benefit is the microscope’s ability to improve our accuracy in diagnosing microcracks in teeth.
Dr. Sindler has become a recognized leader in dental microsurgery and has been instrumental in the creation of the nation’s first periodontal post-graduate training program that teaches microsurgery (University of Maryland School of Dentistry).