Grand Rapids Single Tooth Anesthesia
Serving Cascade, Grandville, and Grand Rapids
About Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA)
On the upper teeth, it involves injecting next to the bone and letting it soak through to the tooth. On the lower, the more dreaded shot, it requires injecting through a muscle on the inside of the jaw and numbing not only the teeth but also the lip, tongue, and much of the face. Most of you can relate to this with apprehension.
Single Tooth Anesthesia
More than 40 percent of Americans don’t visit the dentist annually because of fear, with the single greatest source of anxiety being a shot of anesthesia. We can understand why. Since 1846, dentists have been using conventional needles to numb teeth. On the upper teeth, it involves injecting next to the bone and letting it soak through to the tooth.
Minimizing the pain in oral shots:
Now we have STA, or Single Tooth Anesthesia, from Milestone Scientific. It utilizes an “intelligent” computer-controlled anesthetic delivery system that carefully measures the pressure needed to slide the anesthetic between the gum and tooth.
During this process, we numb only the tooth and nothing else. We have been delighted and so have our patients—and they are telling their friends!
To learn more, contact us today and ask if STA is right for your next procedure.
We can’t wait to meet you!
Patients come first – we provide excellent Dental services that incorporate innovation and technology.
Why Choose Us
Our doctors have been practicing dentistry for a over 20 years combined.
With two locations to serve you at in Cascade and Grand Rapids, our dental team will schedule you for your dental appointment when it fits into your schedule.
Part of Your Community
We are a small business, that is family owned and operated. Grand Rapids loves serving the Grand Rapids, Cascade and Grandville communities. You will often find our team volunteering after office hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, we are accepting new patients in Grand Rapids. If you’re in need of Preventative Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Sleep Apnea Treatments, and other dental services – Grand Rapids Dental Partners is here to help!
What insurance do you accept?
We’re in-network with Delta Dental of Michigan and can bill most other insurances. Our staff is happy to answer any of your insurance questions and we offer a complementary benefits check, or pre-authorization as needed.
Why should I choose Grand Rapids Dental Partners?
Our philosophy is to never stop learning our dentists and the team continually adopts successful techniques and treatments as they evolve, providing our patients with the best possible care.
The team of dentists and hygienists at Grand Rapids Dental Partners are proud to be your source of quality dental care. With offices located in Grand Rapids, and Grandville, MI, we can see and treat patients with a variety of procedures. To further improve your oral health, we welcome you to contact our dentist office today to learn more about our treatment options or to schedule an appointment!
What should I do in a dental emergency?
If you find yourself in a dental emergency, please call or email our office as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to help you in your time of need.
What should I do if I lose a dental crown?
Depending on what type of dental crown you have, things happen, and they can fall out on a rare occasion. If your crown does fall out, please try to keep it, and bring it with you to your appointment.
What is Sleep Dentistry?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that prevents the body from getting enough oxygen during sleep. People with sleep apnea stop breathing for brief periods of time while sleeping. The most common form of sleep apnea is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The name comes from throat blockage that is caused by the tongue or palate.
Dr. Josh Smith is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and, in collaboration with the local sleep centers at Spectrum Health and Metro Health, he remains up to date on the latest treatments for sleep apnea.
Does Grand Rapids Dental Partners offer periodontal disease treatments?
Yes, we offer Periodontal (Gum Disease) Treatment options at your dental cleanings. Our goal is to treat periodontal disease non-surgically and our routine hygiene appointments can help with intervention.
Do you offer Botox in your office?
If you are interested in boosting your appearance to look younger without undergoing cosmetic surgery, you may want to consider getting Botox injections. Botox injections are non-invasive, outpatient treatments used to alleviate issues related to aging. The doctors and assistants here at Grand Rapids Dental Partners offer safe and convenient Botox injections for patients throughout the Cascade, Grand Rapids, and Grandville, MI areas.
What should I do if mine, or my child’s tooth, is knocked out?
Should a tooth get knocked out please contact our office as soon as possible. We know it can be scary, but try not to panic, we will do everything we can to help you with your knocked out tooth and discuss options and recommendations based on your circumstances.
What should I do if I crack a tooth?
Grand Rapids Dental Partners understand that a cracked tooth is painful! Please contact us to give us details on your cracked tooth right away!