New advances in dental medications have eliminated
or minimized the discomfort of dental procedures. There
are several elements to creating a comfortable experience
for your dental appointment:
Comfort and Relaxation
The first step is to make you relaxed and comfortable.
From the comfortable environment in our reception area
to the soothing environment we have created around the
dental chairs, no detail is too small when your comfort
is concerned. Our caring, professional staff are committed
to creating a comfortable environment.
A topical anesthetic can be used any time the surface
of the gum needs to be "numbed", such as easing
the discomfort of a painful mouth sore or preparing
a site for an injectable local anesthetic.
Modern fast-acting local anesthetics, in conjunction
with effective topical anesthesia, have nearly
eliminated the discomfort of "getting numb".
Generally, if there is any discomfort at all after
a dental procedure, over-the-counter analgesics such
as aspirin or non-asprin pain relievers are all that
is needed. In exceptional circumstances a prescription
pain reliever will be used.
If you have any questions or concerns about anesthesia, Dr. Dunn or Dr. Bowling
will be happy to discuss them with you. We want you to be
as comfortable as possible.