To state the obvious, nobody enjoys pain. Dr. John Han knows this, and that is why the relaxing dental team at White & White has made patient comfort our number one goal. In conjunction with creating a relaxing 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 Richmond dentist offices and around the country are topical anesthetics. These are swabbed directly onto mouth tissue and numb the surface layers. Topical anesthetics can decrease 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 specific areas of the mouth. Dentists commonly numb the mouth in this way before filling cavities, treating gum disease, or performing cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Anesthesia and Conscious Sedation in Bon Air
More involved dental procedures may necessitate nitrous oxide or even general anesthesia. Ask us about sleep dentistry and oral conscious sedation in Bon Air. Dentists typically recommend an OTC analgesic to relieve pain after a dental visit. These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen. Because your dentist will possibly administer a pain reliever during the dental visit or prescribe something for you to take after the procedure, make sure you make a complete list of medications you are taking, including herbal supplements, before each appointment.
At White & White, we want patients to be informed about their dental care, especially as it pertains to pain relief during dental treatment. Furthermore, our office provides a wide variety of services such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and restorative dentistry. If you are in the Midlothian area and interested in conscious sedation in Bon Air, we invite you to contact our office today at 804-379-4483.