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The PALATAL ANESTHESIA DEVICE (PAD) is a unique and simple patented instrument used to greatly decrease the pain associated with palatal injections. The instrument was developed and patented by Dr. William E. Mason, a practicing periodontist, and uses the principles of pressure anesthesia and the gate control theory of pain. Pressure anesthesia is administered by the mechanical pressure of the instrument on the palatal tissue. The stimulation of the surface tactile receptors by the instrument "opens the gate" of the pain transmitting fibers and interrupts their transmission to the brain. Therefore, the pain associated with initial needle penetration is greatly reduced. The instrument has been shown to be vastly superior to conventional methods for palatal anesthesia through controlled clinical trials. [order form]
The instrument is double-ended for the right and left anterior palatine foramina and is constructed of surgical grade stainless steel. The ends are "C" shaped and are firmly pressed onto the palatal tissue at the anterior palatine foramen until the tissue blanches. The syringe needle is gently inserted into the palatal tissue through the open center of the "C". The instrument is removed and a small amount of warmed anesthetic is administered. In a few minutes, the needle is reinserted and more anesthetic is administered to complete the nerve block. You, Doctor, have now just given your most painless palatal injection, and your patient will never be afraid of palatal injections again! The best news is they will never wear out and are only $48.00 each or 3 for $114.00, shipping and handling included. [order form]
Endorsed by Dr. Joe Blaes in his book, "Pearls for Your Practice".