Stay Pain-free During Your Visit at the Sterling Heights Dentist

  • May 26, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Dr. Michael Young, a leading Sterling Heights general dentist, is using a new technique that allows him to provide pain-free injections to patients who need restorative procedures.

The new technique is known as buffered local anesthetic, and it eliminates the initial sting caused by the needle. Dr. Young uses a special sodium bicarbonate solution that takes away the pain and causes the anesthesia to quickly take effect.

“Buffered anesthetic makes the injections virtually painless and reduces the wait time to get numb, meaning patients spend less time in the chair waiting and less time worrying,” said Dr. Young, who operates Forever Young Dentistry. “This technique eliminates the need for traditional topical anesthetic, which tastes bad and takes several minutes to work.”

There are about 20 million Americans who fear the dentist, and about 5 percent of those avoid the dentist at all costs. The biggest fear of the dentist typically comes from the injections and potential for restorative work.

Since introducing the procedure, Dr. Young said patients have been amazed at the results and efficiency. In fact, many patients were not even aware they received a shot because they couldn’t feel it.

“This treatment is great for patients who have a fear of injections or even those patients who have a tough time getting and staying numb,” Dr. Young said. “We’ve found that by taking away the pain associated with the procedure, patients can focus on the benefits of the treatment and relax during their dental visits.”

Forever Young Dentistry, 39242 Dequindre Road, Ste. 106, is a state-of-the art facility with patient amenities and the latest dental technology. The office is trained to provide all aspects of dentistry, including preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, Invisalign and dental implants.

Dr. Young, originally from Saginaw, Michigan, graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1994 and began in private practice. Dr. Young has taken extensive post-graduate classes and trained at the prestigious Kois Center, where he now serves as a mentor. He also is a Fellow at the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy. For his effort to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry, Dr. Young received the Detroit District Dental Society Young Dentist Award.

Since building a new Forever Young Dentistry location in 2006, Dr. Young has added a wide range of services and technology to improve overall quality and the patient experience. He uses Planmeca Fit System same-day crown technology to design and place dental crowns in one visit. Typical dental offices require patients to visit two or three times for a basic crown procedure, but Planmeca’s CAD/CAM technology lets Dr. Young take impressions as well as design and place a crown in about 90 minutes.

Dr. Young also offers Invisalign, a revolutionary tool that has been used to treat orthodontic issues for the last 15 years. Instead of clunky metal brackets or wires, Invisalign uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. The treatment has been well-received by teens and adults because it is virtually invisible and can be easily removed for eating and cleaning.

Tired of missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures, or have crooked teeth that are killing your smile? Call the office today at 586-698-7135 or visit the website, drmyoung.wpengine.com, to schedule a visit with Dr. Young today.