DentalVibe® is a patented, award winning multipurpose instrument designed to block the pain of intra-oral injections. It is a patented, cordless, rechargeable, hand held device that delivers soothing, pulsed, percussive micro-oscillations, to “shake up” the site where an injection is being given, distracting a patient from feeling pain.
DentalVibe is a breakthrough application of The Gate Control Theory of Pain
Here’s how it works:
Research shows that when vibration is simultaneously applied as a counter- stimulation to an anesthetic injection, its sensation reaches the brain first, blocking the feeling of pain.
Proposed by Dr’s Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall in 1965, there is a neurological “gate” located within the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, that can either block pain signals, or permit them to travel up the spinothalamic tract to the brain.
The sensation (impulses) of vibration travels very quickly along thick, myelinated, A beta nerve fibers at 75 meters/second. In contrast, the sensation of pain travels slowly along thin, unmyelinated, C nerve fibers at 2 meters/second.**
When occurring at the same time, the sensation of vibration reaches the sensory area of the brain first, and also causes a release of inhibitory inter- neurons, preventing the activation of projection neurons at the synaptic junction in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, resulting in a closure of the gate to the sensation of pain.
VibraPulse TM – Pain Blocking Technology
DentalVibe uses unique, microprocessor-controlled VibraPulse TM technology to provide the most effective way to “close” the Pain Gate to the brain and block the discomfort of dental injections.
Because the brain can readily adapt to a constant stimulus, negating a closure of the pain gate, our engineering and design team has equipped DentalVibe with the world’s first, micro-processor controlled VibraPulse Technology.
The micro-sonic oscillations of DentalVibe’s comfort tips are pulsed in a controlled synchronized wave pattern.
Brilliantly, it is this pulsed re-stimulation that maintains a closure of the gate, blocking the pain of an injection.