Pediatric dentists say that “When the first tooth grows, the care begins”. While trying to relax their children by telling them “Don’t be afraid, it won’t hurt.”, most parents, in fact, reflect their own fears on their clueless children and scare them involuntarily. We, as the pediatric dentists, care about this first experience greatly, because a life-long mouth care awareness must be instilled in children by creating love, not fear.
Besides helping their teething children on their own, parents should take their children to an expert pediatric dentist for general examination. During this examination, the dentist not only informs the family about mouth care and the progress but also examines the mouth and tooth structure of the child (infant).
In today’s technology, tooth needles are now replaced with digital needles. The difference between this new system called digital anesthesia or digital needle and the old one is that digital anesthesia causes almost no pain. Digital needles inject anesthetics to the patient according to the tissue pressure. Therefore, digital needles create less pressure and patients do not feel any pain.
Same anesthetics are used.