|The (Low) Cost of Patient Comfort
| Posted by AM-Touch, 8/24/2011 03:51:23 PM
Topical Anesthetic Liquid is becoming a mainstay, much to the relief of hygiene patients.
It’s no secret that enthusiasm is often in short supply when it comes to dental patients. Dental procedures are uncomfortable, and we avoid them until absolutely necessary.
Unfortunately, that means important preventative care like scaling and root planing is often bypassed, even though the level of discomfort for these procedures is relatively low. By missing such appointments, the patient ultimately becomes more susceptible to larger and more painful problems down the road.
The question for every dentist and RDH has always been “How can I make my patients more comfortable so they won’t be afraid of coming to see me?”
A typical 20% Benzocaine topical anesthetic won’t pack enough punch for a serious deep cleaning. On the other hand, an injection-based anesthetic is expensive and takes too long to kick in.
A hygienist-friendly third alternative is quickly earning fans across the U.S. - Cetacaine Liquid from Cetylite Industries. This topical anesthetic liquid contains a triple-active formula of Benzocaine 14%, Butamben 2.0% and Tetracaine Hydrochloride 2.0%.
The result is a fast acting topical anesthetic that’s effective one minute after application. The anesthetic remains at work for 30 minutes to 1-hour, providing ample time for significant hygiene procedures.
According to manufacturer suggested retail pricing and dosage recommendations, the application breaks down to $0.50 per quadrant, and $2.00 per full mouth for a 30g bottle. Cetacaine Liquid’s cost-effectiveness is due in part to the design of the bottle and unique dispenser cap, which allows the clinician to use only what is needed thus minimizing waste.
Dental practices can drive the cost-per-application down further by taking advantage of quarterly promotions when available, which your AM-Touch Account Manager can assist with.
While it’s impossible to put a price tag on a comfortable patient experience, few doubt the value. With the ability to provide long-lasting pain control in a cost-effective topical anesthetic, Cetacaine Liquid has become a major source of conversation among our clients. Ask your Account Manager how Cetacaine Liquid can help keep your patients more comfortable, and by extension, happier to see you!
To learn more about Cetacaine Liquid, visit www.cetylite.com.
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| Category: Anesthetics