Dental Pain

Most people associate the dentist with some degree of pain, which causes them to fear any type of dental procedure. While not every dental procedure is 100% pain-free, there are several methods of dental pain management that can help alleviate pain and make any procedure or recovery period less of a concern.

Additionally, you may also need dental pain management to help alleviate pain before any treatment, such as if you are experiencing a toothache, inflammation of the gums, or other dental trauma. In either case, it is imperative to see your dentist and heed his advice so that you receive the best treatment possible.

Dependent upon the dental procedure you are having performed, there will be different types of dental pain management that will be recommended. Typically you will be prescribed some form of anti-inflammatory, which is usually the most effective form of dental pain management. Sometimes, simply using ice will be enough to reduce swelling from a minor dental procedure. Ibuprofen might also be recommended You might also consider some herbal or homeopathic remedies, but you shouldn't do so on your own without first consulting your dentist.

There are many methods for relieving oral pain. They include:

  • Ice packs on the affected area.
  • Avoiding hard candy or ice.
  • Avoiding sleeping on your stomach.

Dentists use a wide array of pain management tools, including:

  • Anesthetics such as Novocaine.
  • Analgesics such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
  • Sedatives, including a procedure known as "conscious sedation" or general sedation (also known as "deep sedation").

For more information on Dental Pain Management in Brookfield, WI contact or call Paul G. Culver, D.D.S. (262) 782-1655 today!