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Receiving a local anesthetic can help prevent pain during dental treatments.

Questions & Answers

Local Anesthetic

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What does local anesthesia do?

Local anesthesia is injected into your mouth to numb the area our dentists will be working on. This will help prevent any possible pain during this procedure. It is possible to feel pressure here and there, but no pain. Local anesthetics are often paired with a form of sedation to keep patients comfortable during their appointment.

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How long does local anesthetic last?

It will typically last anywhere from four to six hours. Each person handles it differently, and it also depends on how much of the anesthetic was used. As it wears off, you may feel a tingling or burning sensation.

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Is local anesthesia safe?

Local anesthetics are safe, effective and rarely cause any negative side effects. It is possible to feel soreness at the injection site. Other side effects included ringing in the ears and dizziness.

Local Anesthetic

 

Our dentists may provide a local anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during treatment. This medication numbs specific areas of your mouth so that you can receive treatments without discomfort and regain a healthy mouth and smile. To make an appointment at Dentistry and Braces Group and learn more, contact our office today!