Anesthesia

At Dental Savers we know that many people fear going to the dentist. That’s why we always do our best to minimize the pain that our patients experience so that they don’t have to be afraid of any dental procedure. This is why we use anesthesia for procedures that may otherwise be painful. For our new patients, we always ask for a medical history so that we can find out the most suitable anesthesia to use. Allergic reactions to anesthesia are very are, but even so we prefer taking every precaution nonetheless.

Topical Anesthesia

This is a gel we apply to numb a specific area in the mouth. First we dry the part of the mouth where the topical anesthesia will be applied and once it’s dry, we then swab it with the gel.

This is the kind of anesthesia used in many of our tooth restoration procedures. These procedures aren’t really all that painful, so a mild anesthesia will suffice. The topical anesthesia also wears off more quickly, which is good because many of our dental procedures only take a short time to complete.

Topical anesthesia is also used prior to administering a stronger injectable anesthesia. With this gel, you won’t feel the needle when it’s inserted. In fact, all you’ll feel is the sting of the injectable anesthetic moving in to the tissues.

Injectable Anesthesia

This is the type of anesthesia that sometimes scares people who are afraid of needles and injections. But we only inject the anesthesia when we know that you won’t feel it.

This type of anesthesia is used for major dental procedures, such as root canals and fillings. You won’t feel any pain in the area at all, because the medication blocks the nerves from sending pain signals to your brain.

We usually use two different types of injectable anesthesia. One is called an infiltration injection, and this numbs the area of the injection. The other is called a block injection, and this can numb a large area in your mouth. For example, we can use this option to numb the left side of your upper jaw.

The effect of these types of anesthesia can last for several hours. We will make sure that you fully understand what to expect, and we can give you advice regarding what to do afterwards.
For some major dental procedures, there’s also general anesthesia. We have all the equipment and medication needed, so that regardless of the procedure you won’t feel any pain.

If you want to know more about the anesthesia we use, call our Mayfair, Philadelphia clinic at (215) 792-3055. We can discuss this therapy so that you don’t have to worry about pain for any dental procedure you need.  At Dental Savers, your comfort is just as important as the dental solutions you receive to improve your oral health. 

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