Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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...Little or no anesthesia is needed...

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Root Canal Treatment is a Tooth Saver
... We begin the procedure by numbing the affected tooth and surrounding tissues with local anesthesia and placing a dental dam (a thin sheet of rubber or vinyl) over the area to isolate the tooth and prevent the spread of infection to other oral tissues...

Enjoy a Relaxed Dental Visit
... The dentist has to evaluate you thoroughly before administering this form of sedation due to the risks of anesthesia...

Common Myths About Sedation Dentistry
... Sedation dentistry is not general anesthesia; therefore, we don’t need an anesthesiologist to administer the medication and you won’t be asleep...

Your Oral Surgeon is an Important Player on Your Dental Healthcare Team
...They are especially distinguished by surgical procedures that may require advanced forms of anesthesia...

Consider These Tips to Reduce Your Dental Visit Anxiety
...We can also increase the level of anesthesia (from local to intravenous or gas anesthesia, for example) if your anxiety is especially acute...

How Dental Bonding Repairs Teeth?
...Bonding is painless and doesn’t require anesthesia...

What Is Dental Bonding and How Could It Help Me?
...However, unlike getting a cavity filled, just applying this resin material over the tooth is completely non-invasive and won’t require anesthesia or needles...

Ariana Grande Breaks Free - of Her Wisdom Teeth
...Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine, in-office procedure that is usually performed under local anesthesia or “conscious sedation,” a type of anesthesia where the patient remains conscious (able to breathe normally and respond to stimuli), but is free from any pain or distress...

Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields
...But not long ago, that familiar face was spotted in an unusual place: wearing a nasal anesthesia mask at the dentist's office...

Periodontal Surgery Allows us to Access Deep Surfaces for Plaque Removal
... This relatively minor procedure can be performed with local anesthesia and requires only a few days of recuperation...

No- or Minimal-Prep Veneers Reduce Permanent Alterations to Your Teeth
... Because there's little invasiveness, these low preparation veneers won't typically create tooth sensitivity and they can often be applied without any form of anesthesia...

3 Things You Need to Know about Easing Anxiety Over Dental Visits
...There are various degrees of sedation (which isn’t the same as anesthesia—those methods block pain) depending on your level of anxiety...

Root Canal Awareness Week: A Time to Learn How Teeth Are Saved
...It is usually performed under anesthesia for your comfort...

Implants
... Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure...

Anesthesia
...Deep sedation or general anesthesia involves administering a medication that places a patient in a state of monitored and controlled unconsciousness...

Glossary
... Anesthesia - Medications used to relieve pain...

Fillings
... Watch Tooth-Colored Fillings Video What to Expect After Getting a Filling The numbness caused by your local anesthesia should wear off within a couple of hours...

Nitrous Oxide
...Read Article Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine...

Gum Grafting
... Grafting procedures are typically carried out under local anesthesia, and are generally pain-free...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
... The Flap Surgery Procedure Flap surgery is typically done under local anesthesia, sometimes accompanied by oral anti-anxiety medications; alternatively, it may be performed under intravenous conscious sedation...

Bone Grafting
... What to Expect The procedure for placing a bone graft usually requires only local anesthesia, though oral or IV (intravenous) sedatives can also be used to achieve a higher state of relaxation...

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair
...Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is used, so your child won't experience any pain...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
... The surgery itself may occur in a hospital or an office setting, with the type of anesthesia that's most appropriate for the procedure, and for your comfort...

Extractions
...A thorough medical and drug history is taken, to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure, and your options for anesthesia will be discussed...

Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies
...Typically, the procedure requires only local anesthesia, and it doesn't take long...

Sedation Dentistry
...Read Article Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine...

Sinus Surgery
...Your options for anesthesia will also be discussed...

Wisdom Teeth
...The type of anesthesia that's best for you will be determined before the procedure...

Air Abrasion
In the future, could small cavities be detected early and filled without anesthesia, and with only the minimum removal of tooth material...

Anesthesia Wand
If you've ever had needle phobia, you might like to learn about a new technology referred to as an “anesthesia wand,” which is a computer-controlled dental-injection tool...

Bone Grafting
... What to Expect The procedure for placing a bone graft usually requires only local anesthesia, though oral or IV sedatives can also be used to achieve a higher state of relaxation...

Fixed Dentures
... What to Expect The surgery to place dental implants that support a fixed denture is a simple, routine procedure carried out in an office setting, under local anesthesia in most cases...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... The Apicoectomy Procedure Root canal surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia such as a numbing shot, so you won't feel any pain...

Root Canal Treatment for Children
...In fact, the procedure generally causes little discomfort, but is quite successful in relieving tooth pain! Dentists are adept at using anesthesia to block the sensation of pain, and are experienced in calming the fears of young ones...

Endodontics
...Here's what to expect: First, you will receive anesthesia (usually a numbing shot) — and for many patients, the worst is now over...

Implant Dentistry
...The surgical procedure used to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases...

Oral Surgery
The word “surgery” often brings to mind a stay in the hospital, general anesthesia, and perhaps a lengthy recovery period...

Technology
... Anesthesia Wand...