Most patients are afraid of “the shot.” Several products on the market claim to minimize or guarantee a pain-free injection; however, they are often costly and cumbersome. A lot of focus is on buffering solutions, topical anesthetics, delivery time, etc., but little-to-no emphasis is placed on the needle itself.
I want to direct your attention to the MONOJECT dental needle. When giving injections, piercing of the tissue is extremely important. While keeping the tissue taut, I have noted a distinct, reproducible improvement when using these dental needles. The needle enters smoothly, without the usual indentation and subsequent “bee sting” felt by the patient.
I almost always give several injections at different sites related to the tooth and nerve I’m blocking, and the MONOJECT dental needle doesn’t dull after multiple injections. This includes when bone is sounded for IAN blocks. In my hands, this makes for the perfect needle. In the past, I worked under the assumption that all needles were the same and I simply purchased what was on sale. I stand corrected.
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