Essenmacher Family Dental

Painless Anesthesia

February 22, 2017
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Posted By: Dr. Lindsay M. Essenmacher, DDS
Anesthesia IV lead | Dentist in Albuquerque NM | Painless Anesthesia

Here at Essenmacher Family Dental, we know that many patients feel anxiety about coming to the dentist due to the fear of having to get a dental injection. That's why we have invested in two of the latest technologies to reduce or totally eliminate the pain with a dental injection. These two technologies are called the Wand and the Dental Vibe.

The Wand

The Wand is a computer assisted anesthesia system. The Wand controls the flow rate and pressure of the anesthetic during the injection, making it more comfortable than traditional methods.  The system also allows us to numb a single tooth in isolation, rather than numbing an entire area, so you don’t get a numb lip and face!

The DentalVibe

The DentalVibe is a tool that vibrates gently at the site of injection.  This stimulation blocks the pain signals to your brain, so you feel less discomfort from the dental injection. The vibration also helps disperse the anesthetic more quickly, causing the anesthetic to kick in faster.  It’s especially great for children, who often are so focused on the sound and feeling of the vibrations that they don’t feel the injection at all!

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Feel free to request either of these new technologies at your next visit, and we will be happy to accommodate your requests.  If you have any questions, you can also call our main office or fill out this contact form. A member of our team would be happy to help you!

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher