Analgesics and Anesthetics

Analgesics and Anesthetics for Oral Treatment

We offer the following methods to provide comfort during oral treatment. Unless you have special needs, local anesthetic will be used.

  1. Local Anesthetic: This is by far the most common form of anesthetic. You will receive a nearly painless injection of an anesthetic, which is short acting (one-hour), long acting (three-hour), or extra long acting (up to six-hours). There are virtually no side effects.
  1. Sedatives: If you are very anxious or nervous about oral treatment, please ask us about pre-medication. This medication is provided to you about half an hour (30 minutes) before the treatment begins. You should plan to arrive half an hour early and have someone present to drive you home later. There is, no additional fee for this service.
  1. T.E.N.S. Anesthetic: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, or T.E.N.S., a relatively new concept, affords non-chemical anesthetic effects for up to 70% of patients. The procedure requires slightly more time than chemical anesthetics, but is harmless and has no after-effects or post-operative numbness. A T.E.N.S. fee is present on such services.
  1. : Is provided on request to all our patients for any/all dental procedures. Fee? We dont charge, but some offices do