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What Is Anesthetic-Free Dentistry?

Anesthetic-free dentistry utilizes advanced treatment methods and unique equipment to eliminate the need for numbing the patient before a procedure with a shot of anesthetic. This form of modern-day dentistry treatment is available at the Dentists of Hinsdale Lake office in Willowbrook. Here are a few things you may want to know.

How Can Dental Procedures Be Done without Anesthetics?

When most people hear the phrase “anesthetic-free,” they imagine the pain that must come along with general dental treatments if you could feel them. However, this form of treatment is paired with special equipment so pain is not an issue. Specifically, laser treatment technology is used for the procedure instead of the general methodology like drills. Laser equipment can be used for things like:

  • Root canals
  • Periodontal therapy
  • Dental fillings
  • Teeth cleaning

The laser used is so precise and so gentle, there is no need for the dentist to use anesthetic at all for some of these treatments.

Who Can Benefit the Most from Anesthetic-Free Dentistry in Willowbrook?

While anesthetic-free dentistry can be beneficial for a lot of patients of just about any age, certain people do tend to reap the most advantages. You may want to check out this form of treatment if:

  • You have a fear of needles or getting a shot
  • You have experienced an adverse reaction to anesthetics in the past
  • You have anxiety due to the sound of a dental drill
  • You have a child that struggles with a fear of the dentist

As a side note, anesthesia-free dentistry can mean treatment is faster. For instance, if you come in for a filling, normally, you would get a shot of anesthetic, would have to wait for that to take effect, and then the treatment can be performed. Without having to wait for the anesthetic to take effect, your treatment can go much more quickly.

Talk to a Willowbrook Dentist About Dental Treatments without Anesthetic

The combination of laser treatment and no anesthetic means you may be able to get the treatment you need without shots, without drills, and without a lot of time spent in treatment. Reach out to us at the Dentists of Hinsdale Lake in Willowbrook to schedule an appointment or if you have questions.