New advances in dental medications have virtually eliminated
the discomfort of dental procedures. There are several
elements to creating a comfortable experience for your
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 stress-free environment for your comfort.
Some patients need a little help achieving a
relaxed state. Nitrous Oxide ("laughing gas")
is available when needed to make you more comfortable.
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
Modern fast-acting local anesthetics, in conjunction
with effective topical anesthesia, have virtually
eliminated the discomfort of "getting numb".
Local anesthetics are available in several strengths
so you don't have to experience the "fat
lip" sensation for hours after leaving the
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,
will be happy to discuss them with you. We want you
to be as comfortable as possible.