Dental anesthesia helps make any dental procedure painless, and is sometimes used after a procedure is performed as well to help alleviate any pain and discomfort you may be feeling as a result. There are different types of dental anesthesia that may be utilized—your dentist will discuss them with you and recommend which one suits your needs best depending upon the treatment you may be receiving.
Some of the types of dental anesthesia and anesthetic injection comfort systems that may be used include:
Analgesics - Common pain relievers such as ibuprofen and aspirin may be all that is required to ease general discomfort from minor dental treatments.
Anesthetics - Anesthetics come in many forms—they can be topically applied, injected or swallowed. An anesthetic injection comfort system might also be used to lessen the initial pain from injections. A topical dental anesthesia might also be applied before an injection.
Sedatives - For more intensive dental procedures and cosmetic surgery, sedatives may be used, such as Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. Depending upon the type of sedative used, the patient may still be conscious, but will be unable to feel any pain or discomfort whatsoever.
Feel free to contact our knowledgeable staff with any questions you may have regarding the anesthetic injection comfort system.