Nobody enjoys pain. Your Carrollton dentist knows this, and that is why the passionate dental team at The Carrollton Dentist have made patient comfort a top priority. In conjunction with creating a relaxing environment, your dentist has various medications that can reduce 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 Dallas dentist offices and around the country are topical anesthetics. These are swabbed directly onto mouth tissue and numb the surface layers. Topical anesthetics can reduce 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. Farmers Branch, Plano, and Fort Worth dentists ordinarily numb the mouth in this way before filling cavities, treating gum disease, or performing cosmetic dentistry procedures.
More involved dental procedures may necessitate nitrous oxide or even general anesthesia. Ask us about sedation dentistry and oral conscious sedation.
Dentists generally recommend an OTC analgesic to relieve pain after a dental visit. These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen.
Because your Carrollton cosmetic dentist will most likely use a pain reliever during the dental visit or prescribe something for you to take after the treatment, make sure you jot down a complete list of medications you are taking, including herbal supplements, before each appointment.
I’m Dr. Melissa Rodriguez and I want Dallas patients to be informed about their dental care, especially as it pertains to pain relief during dental treatment. If you are in the Carrollton area and are looking for quality dental care, please contact my office today at 469-708-2049. Our passionate staff would be happy to meet with you about sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers, gum disease, and the other services we offer.
Dr. Melissa Rodriguez
The Carrollton Dentist
2440 N Josey Ln, Ste 101
Carrollton Texas 75006