What is DentalVibe?
DentalVibe is a multipurpose instrument designed to alleviate injection pain intra-orally.
It is a cordless, rechargeable, hand held device that delivers soothing, pulsed, percussive micro-oscillations to the site where an injection is being administered.
It's proprietary VibraPulse technology gently stimulates the sensory nerves at the injection site, effectively closing the neural pain gate, blocking the pain of injections.
The Science in DentalVibe
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 touch or vibration travel very quickly along thick, myelinated, A beta nerve fibers at 75 meters/second squared. In contrast, the sensation of pain travels slowly along thin, unmyelinated, C nerve fibers at 37 1/2 meters/second squared.
When occurring at the same time, the vibrational sensation reaches the sensory area of the brain first, causing a release of inhibitory interneurons, preventing the activation of projection neurons, resulting in a closure of the gate to the sensation of pain.
Inventor, Dr. Steven G. Goldberg, D.D.S., teamed with senior engineers and designers at Bresslergroup in Philadelphia, PA, to co-develop a clinical application of Melzack and Wall's "Gate Control Theory of Pain," that is redefining the injection process and changing the perception of dentistry, worldwide.
As DentalVibe is incorporated into the mainstream practice of dentistry; fear, anxiety, and pain from the dental injection, are becoming things of the past.
Please visit www.dentalvibe.com for more information.