The simple act of scheduling a dental appointment is a daunting task for those who have dental anxiety. In fact, you may avoid going to the dentist altogether if you suffer from an intense fear or anxiety surrounding dental care.
While dental anxiety can be rooted in a bad experience as a child or an aversion to the smells or sounds of the dental office, it is more commonly due to fear of oral injections or needles. This refers to the anesthetic injection that most dentists give to numb an area of your mouth before a procedure.
If you are one that fears the anesthetic shot at the dentist more than the procedure itself, you will be happy to know there’s a solution. Modern dentists like those at Crabapple Dental are taking advantage of a revolutionary needle-free injection method using Kovanaze Nasal Spray. With just a few easy sprays in your nostrils, we can numb the maxillary arch of your teeth without putting you through the discomfort and anxiety of a dental injection.
How Does Nose Spray Take the Place of Needles?
Kovanaze Nasal Spray, composed of tetracaine HCl and oxymetazoline HCl, represents the first FDA-approved, needle-free regional dental anesthesia. It is specifically designed to numb the teeth in of the upper arch ranging from #4 to #13 in adults. The nose spray can also be used in children who weigh more than 88 lbs. The anesthesia delivery of Kovanaze nose spray takes effect in just ten minutes and is highly effective for numbing the teeth before root canals, fillings, extractions and other dental procedures that cannot be avoided.
Find Out if Needle-Free Dentistry is Right For You
Do you have an upcoming dental procedure or treatment plan that requires a local dental anesthetic? If you’d like to avoid the anxiety and discomfort of a dental needle, ask our dentists if you qualify for Kovanaze Nasal Spray. At Crabapple Dental, we want to make your dental care experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Contact us today!