nasal spray to help you escape painful dental jabs

Nasal Spray to help you escape painful dental jabs

Scientists have developed a nasal spray that could do away with painful anaesthetic injections for dental procedures. The spray was as effective as standard anaesthetics in four out of five patients, according to researchers at the University of Buffalo. “Patients anxious of the dentist are, in theory, likely to have poorer oral health than those who get regular check-ups,” Dr Nigel Carter, Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation said, “This nasal spray could be a very promising addition to any dental practice,” Carter said. The product has passed phase two clinical trials in the US, ‘The Independent’ reported. Safety trials with the US Food and Drugs Administration could be complete by the end of summer and final product approval in the US could be achieve by next year, according to the manufacturer, St Renatus LLC. – as reported by PTI and published in IE on July 6, 2013