On occasion, the dentist must numb a portion of your mouth to make the procedure safe and pain-free. This is usually done by injecting a numbing medication containing an anesthetic along with several other supporting medications. This drug is injected into your gum or cheek and works to block the nerve impulse and eliminate pain. The numbing effect lasts for several hours and allows the dentist to properly carry out the procedure while the patient listens to music or watches TV.
There are few side effects from a local anesthetic, and your dentist will monitor your progress to ensure the procedure is safe and effective. Local anesthetics are the most common form of sedation dentistry used today. This approach has been used for many years and has been shown to be a highly effective and safe method of managing pain and patient anxiety.
A new and important advancement in anesthetic delivery used by Village Park Dental is the Anutra buffered anesthetic system. Anutra is a state-of-the-art injection system which is both faster than traditional injections and more comfortable for the patient. This cost effective approach to local anesthetic is a big step forward in the delivery of patient services. More and more patients are taking advantage of this new technology. For the latest and most comfortable approach to sedation dentistry, be certain to ask the dentist at Village Park Family Dental about the benefits and costs of Anutra’s ‘painless’ injections.