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New Technique May Help Scared Dental Patients

There may be another way to get fearful patients to visit the dentist.

The latest idea involves a nasal spray that is undergoing tests to see if it can do the job oral injections normally perform.

The early indications are that the trials were a success. It’s even possible that permission will be granted for implementation later this year.

If a nasal spray successfully fills in for the oral injections in administering anesthesia, it may go a long way toward shedding the negative connotation associated with dental visits.

Several techniques have been explored in recent years to try to eliminate prospective dental patients from dealing with stress. The methods have included anything from medical to physiological.

If successful, the dental spray could be used in place of oral injections. The spray, however, wouldn’t fully end the dental fear that many people develop.

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