Nobody enjoys pain. Your Lansdale dentist knows this, and that is why the calm and patient-centered dental team at Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry 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 Doylestown 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. Quakertown, Harleysville, and North Penn dentists typically numb the mouth in this way before filling cavities, treating gum disease, or performing cosmetic dentistry procedures.
More involved dental procedures may necessitate anti-anxiety tablets or nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to relieve dental anxiety. Ask us about the advantages of relaxation dentistry.
Dentists ordinarily recommend an OTC analgesic to relieve pain after a dental visit. These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen.
Because your Lansdale 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.
We’re Dr. Kevin Bass and Dr. Lawrence Black and we want Doylestown patients to be informed about their dental care, especially as it pertains to pain relief during dental treatment. If you are in the Lansdale area and are looking for quality dental care, please contact our comfortable office today at 215-368-1424. Our calm and helpful staff would be happy to talk to you about cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, family dentistry, and the other services we offer.
Drs. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black
Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
410 N Broad St
Lansdale Pennsylvania 19446