To state the obvious, nobody enjoys pain. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we know this, and have made patient comfort our first priority. This sometimes means sedation dentistry.
In conjunction with creating a calm environment, we have various medications that can lessen and even eliminate pain associated with different dental procedures to give you a more enjoyable experience.
Some of the most common pain-relieving medications used in dentistry are topical anesthetics. These are swabbed directly onto mouth tissue and numb the surface layers. Topical anesthetics can curtail the pain of mouth sores, or they can be applied to prepare the mouth for an injection.
Local anesthetics are injected into mouth tissue (usually the gums) to block the nerve sensations to individual areas of the mouth. Dentists frequently numb the mouth in this way before filling cavities, treating gum disease, or doing cosmetic dentistry procedures.
More involved dental procedures may call for oral conscious sedation, a form of sedation dentistry that involves taking a sedative before your procedure. If you undergo oral conscious sedation, you’ll need someone to drive you home afterward.
At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we want our patients to be informed about their dental care, and comfortable throughout any procedure. We offer family and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today.
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