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Computer-controlled local anaesthesia: why you should swap your traditional syringe or carpule for a digital system

Local anaesthesia can and should be atraumatic. A computer-controlled local anaesthesia system allows the delivery speed and pressure to be adjusted to the tissue absorption capacity. Effective anaesthesia is achieved with a lower amount of the analgesic and without the accompanying discomfort or a sensation of numbness after the procedure.

From the patient’s perspective, one of the most important things that the dentist can do is to deliver effective anaesthesia to guarantee that the ensuing procedure will be painless. Patients often expect anaesthesia to ensure maximum comfort during treatment and reduce their fear of another visit. Thanks to the use of special techniques and an appropriate approach, the injection can be painless and thus less stressful in the future. Computer-controlled anaesthesia presents a number of indisputed advantages:
  • Greater patient safety; anaesthesia is easier to perform and more effective thanks to the computer-controlled injection speed, which improves anaesthetic absorption and minimises the risk of pain. Anaesthesia may also be delivered at a physiological speed for maximum patient comfort.
  • A lower drug dose and pressure are needed to achieve the anaesthetic effect, which protects soft tissues, the surrounding bone, the periodontium and the primordia of permanent teeth. Complete real-time control of tissue pressure and resistance.
  • Automatic aspiration boosts safety, precision and predictability.
  • PDL, intraseptal and intrapulpal anaesthesia, technically difficult to deliver with a traditional syringe, are much easier to perform.
  • A wide selection of available techniques allows the anaesthetic procedure to be adjusted to the individual case and clinical situation.
This dental webinar goes through the following digital anaesthesia techniques:
  • Periodontal ligament anaesthesia (PDL)
  • Intraseptal anaesthesia
  • Intrapulpal anaesthesia
  • Palatal anaesthesia
  • Infiltration anaesthesia
  • nerve block anaesthesia
Nerve block anaesthesia

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DT Belgium (Flemish) No. 2, 2020

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