Nobody enjoys pain. Your Cornwall dentist knows this, and that is why the family friendly dental team at Cornwall Dental Arts 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 Cornwall 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. Ingleside, Long Sious, and Lancaster dentists usually 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 frequently recommend an OTC analgesic to relieve pain after a dental visit. These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen.
Because your Cornwall 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. Steven Deneka and I want Cornwall patients to be informed about their dental care, especially as it pertains to pain relief and comfort during dental treatment. If you are in the Cornwall area and are looking for quality dental care, please contact my office today at 613-209-1585/a>. Our family friendly staff would be happy to communicate with you about family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, 6-Month Smiles, and the other services we offer.
Dr. Steven Deneka
Cornwall Dental Arts
806 Pitt Street
Cornwall Ontario K6J 3S2