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Chairside Impact: The Dental Pain Eraser

Jan. 5, 2023
Pain has to be a top reason patients fail to seek dental care. The Dental Pain Eraser from Synapse has been called “magical” due to its ability to reduce, and in most cases eradicate, oral pain.

Starting your career in the middle of a pandemic can be a daunting feat! You’re excited that you finally have a license to do what you really love—provide the best care for your patients. You try your best, but patients far too often avoid you. This is where my story begins with the Synapse Dental Pain Eraser.

I had heard about this device, but it wasn’t until I first experienced it in my own orthodontic treatment with Invisalign that I really appreciated the amazing power of electronic dental anesthesia. I was amazed at how a simple, subsensory, pulse-wave device was able to block the significant discomfort I was experiencing. As with any new device, I thought it was too good to be true. My doubts and inhibitions were immediately erased after experiencing it myself. I understand that many hygienists might be skeptical about whether the Dental Pain Eraser will work for their patients. Trying it on yourself makes you realize that “Wow! It really is doing something!”

I began using the Dental Pain Eraser in my office right away. I was fortunate enough that my doctor encouraged the use of new technology and understood that the product is safe for use in children and adults, not only in the office, but at home. The Dental Pain Eraser doesn’t just prevent and alleviate pain during procedures; a take-home unit is also an option. This gave my patients a way to control their oral discomfort without over-the-counter or prescription drugs and with no risk of side effects. I started using the Dental Pain Eraser on all of my patients, preapplying 10-15 seconds per tooth (a total of two minutes for the entire mouth) prior to probing and adding extra touch times in more severely receded areas or areas with more sensitivity. The Dental Pain Eraser takes effect immediately, so no need to wait for it to kick in like local anesthesia.

It’s effective on both hard and soft tissue. Tooth pain? Apply the tips directly to the tooth surface. Ulcers or lesions? Apply the tips around the lesion. Tender, inflamed gums? Apply the tips to the gingiva. The take-home device is well suited for patients who will undergo extensive work, extractions, implants, bone grafts, deep periodontal procedures, or orthodontic treatment, as well as patients suffering from medical induced mucositis, TMJ, chronic ulcers … the list goes on.

Now I don’t think twice when it comes to using the Dental Pain Eraser. Patients even ask for it! The feedback and response from my patients has been career-changing. To think that I was changing the way our office was perceived by providing patients with thorough dental care without inflicting pain was empowering. This is the first time that patients actually enjoyed their cleaning experience. The Dental Pain Eraser is now my go-to for pain prevention and relief.

I can honestly say, there’s no looking back now. It’s my mission to assist others in taking the leap and trying the Dental Pain Eraser on patients. I truly believe everyone should be using this device in their office, and nearly 80% of the most stringent independent scientists and clinical evaluators recommend the Synapse Dental Pain Eraser to colleagues and patients. So, try it on your patients and note the response you’re getting from them. If you’re not amazed, please feel free to contact me and I’ll share more of my story with you. Visit to watch Lauren's video testimonial, schedule a virtual demonstration, and to purchase. Your patients will thank you!

Editor's note: This article appeared in the December 2022 print edition of RDH magazine. Dental hygienists in North America are eligible for a complimentary print subscription. Sign up here.

About the Author

Lauren Amaral, RDH

Passionate about helping people, Lauren Amaral, RDH, attended college at Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) in Lincoln, Rhode Island, where she studied dental hygiene. She graduated in 2021 with an associate’s degree and is now a practicing hygienist. Committed to integrating body, mind, spirit, and mouth in caring for the whole person, she became a member of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM) in August 2022.

Updated October 31, 2022