Electronic Anesthesia
Electronic Anesthesia

Electronic anesthesia can eliminate the need for an anesthetic injection when undergoing dental work. Through a small battery-operated device, a process known as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) can relieve pain by stimulating the nerves that target the affected area of the mouth.

The patient is in control of the amount of pain relief received. If you begin to feel any pain, you can simply dial up the electrical pulses a little to maximize your comfort during a procedure. Electronic anesthesia is considered safer for some patients than traditional anesthesia since there are those who experience allergic reactions to certain forms of these medications. In addition, recovery time after a dental treatment is shortened when using TENS.

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How often should I see the dentist?

Children, teens, and adults should all see us for a regular checkup at least once every six months. Patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may be required to come in more than just twice a year. Dr. Durand will help determine how often you should visit our office for regular checkups.