Analgesics and Anesthetics for Oral Treatment
We offer the following methods to provide comfort during oral treatment. Unless you have special needs, local anesthetic will be used.
- Local Anesthetic: This is by far the most common form of anesthetic. You will receive a nearly painless injection of an anesthetic, which is short acting (one-hour), long acting (three-hour), or extra long acting (up to six-hours). There are virtually no side effects.
- Sedatives: If you are very anxious or nervous about oral treatment, please ask us about pre-medication. This medication is provided to you about half an hour (30 minutes) before the treatment begins. You should plan to arrive half an hour early and have someone present to drive you home later. There is, no additional fee for this service.
- Nitrous Oxide: Is provided on request to all our patients for any/all dental procedures. Fee? We donít charge, but some offices do.