Generally, our doctors use local anesthesia to numb the area they would be working on.
This type of anesthesia wears off in just a few hours.
For patients who experience mild discomfort and anxiety during dental visits, we offer Nitrous Oxide—or “laughing gas”—to use during your visit.
You can expect to feel a bit like you are floating in a way that calms you down while you are fully conscious, making the experience easy and tolerable.
For patients with special needs and severe dental phobias, we work with an experienced physician-anesthesiologist who can sedate you (some call this sleep dentistry) before and while undergoing dental treatment.
In these instances, you will need a driver to bring you and pick you up from the office.
This is a completely safe and, many times, popular way to do a lot of dentistry in one visit.