| Local anesthesia is
used to numb the teeth and gums to prevent pain during your treatment.
We use two types of local
|Topical-to prevent discomfort on
level. It is applied to your gum tissues with a swab. This
anesthetic painlessly numbs the spot to be injected.
Anesthetic pastes that work well are
EMLA, Tac Gel, Reed's Paste (2-5 min
after drying before placing)|
|Injectable-which works to prevent pain in the area
where treatment is to be done. It works by blocking nerve
ending and numbing the tissues in the mouth for a short period of
medications can be used
to help you relax during treatments. Nitrous
oxide can be given during dental treatment.
You may want to try taking
products like, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen; if you are not allergic
to these products; before your visit to relieve post treatment
discomfort. We can provide nitrous
oxide during this procedure to increase your comfort
Sedatives can also be given before a
procedure. These medications are provided to you by your
family physician. If you take a sedative before your appointment you will need to have someone bring you to the
office and take you home because you will not be able to drive after taking
a sedative. Sedatives will help you feel drowsy and relaxed while
you are awake.
You will need to tell us:
medications you are taking, any allergic reaction you have had and provide
a current medical history.
Please remember you may be
sore or tender in the area where the work was performed.
This may last for a week or more. If it continues beyond
this amount of time please contact us.
We try very hard to make your visit
pleasant and comfortable.
Burning Tongue and
not uncommon during an injection to feel a sensation like a mild
electric shock. This situation occurs in about 1 out
of 100 injections, while the needle passes directly through the
nerve, and is most common when anesthesia is given to numb the
lower jaw. The nerves most commonly affected are the
nerves in the tongue and /or the nerves involving the lower
teeth, jaw, gum and lip. In most cases the nerve is not
damaged and in fact is numbed so well that the dental
procedure is completely painless.
In rare cases
of nerve damage, this nerve will cause symptoms of a prolonged
feeling of numbness for weeks, months or longer. Minor
nerve injuries involve a tickling or burning sensation.
If this condition
does not clear up by itself in a few weeks to months, you may
need to contact your dentist.
Good News for Needle Phobics
Here's good news for people who
quake at the sight of a doctor or dentist wielding a needle. An
experimental technique called microscission, which uses a
stream of gas to bombard small areas of the skin with tiny
crystals of inert aluminum oxide. These tiny sharp crystals
remove the rough outer layer of skin and create tiny holes (microconduits)
in the skin's underlying layers. The gas flow removes the
crystals and loosened skin. The process takes about 20 second
and feels like a gentle stream of air against the skin. Microscission
may provide an alternative to needles for taking blood
samples and delivering drugs through the skin. In this study,
researchers from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences
and Technology tested whether microscission could be used to
administer a local anesthetic to human volunteers. The
researchers first used microscission to open four
microconduits within a small area of skin and then applied a
pad soaked with anesthetic to the area. Within two minutes,
the volunteers experienced loss of feeling in that area,
proving successful delivery of the anesthetic.
Reed’s XS Topical
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Tongue or check
Most nerve injuries resolve on their own.
It can take up to 2 years but most if they are going to get
better will do so during the first 6 months post op. You
may want to see a nerve reconstruction specialist well
before 3 months post op if you want to try to surgically repair
it however his surgery isn't very successful.
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