When appropriately trained dentists administer anesthesia to their patients, it results in a safe, comfortable and pain-free experience. This allows the dentist to efficiently and effectively perform procedures and provides the patient with a positive experience and satisfying results.
There are a variety of anesthetics used during dental procedures, each providing a different level of relaxation depending on the needs of the patient. These include:
- Local anesthetics numb the treatment area and are sufficient for most dental procedures
- General anesthetics can be used for extensive procedures or for patients who cannot remain still during a dental procedure. They induce a loss of consciousness.
- Sedation (including oral and intravenous) is not anesthesia, per se, but it reduces anxiety and can reduce discomfort during and following the procedure.
To learn more about dental anesthetics and which one would be best for the procedure you are considering, please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, New Jersey today to schedule a consultation and speak with our dental team.