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Anesthetics for Comfortable Dental Care

Roper Dental Group understands that dental anxiety can prevent patients from receiving the essential care they need. That’s why we offer a range of anesthetic options to ensure your comfort during dental procedures. With a focus on safe and affordable dental checkups, our skilled dental professionals utilize various anesthetics to minimize discomfort and create a positive dental experience. With convenient locations in Gilbert, Mesa, and San Tan Valley, we are committed to providing exceptional dental care while prioritizing your comfort and convenience.

Ensuring Comfort with Anesthetics

Our goal is to ensure your comfort throughout your dental visit. We offer different types of anesthetics, including local anesthesia, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide (laughing gas), to help manage pain, anxiety, and discomfort during dental procedures. Your dentist will work closely with you to determine the most suitable anesthetic option based on your specific needs, ensuring that you feel relaxed and at ease throughout your treatment.

Types of pain-killing medications include

  • Analgesics – These are also called pain relievers and include common non-narcotic medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin. Analgesics are usually used for mild cases of discomfort, and are typically prescribed following such procedures as a root canal or tooth extraction.
  • Anesthetics – Anesthetics can either be topically applied, injected or swallowed. Dentists often apply topical anesthetics with a cotton swab to an area of the mouth where a procedure such as a restoration will be performed. This numbs the affected area.
Topical anesthetics are used in many dental procedures such as tooth restoration. Topical anesthetics also are used to prepare an area for injection of an anesthetic. Novocaine and Lidocaine are the most common kind of injectable anesthetics. Such medications block the nerves from transmitting signals and are used for more major types of procedures, such as fillings and root canals.
  • Sedatives – Sedatives are medications designed to help a patient relax. This can be a powerful tool in avoiding pain. Sedatives are sometimes used in combination with other types of pain relievers and pain-killers. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a form of sedative. Conscious sedation involves administering a sedative while the patient is alert and awake. Deep sedation or general anesthesia involves administering a medication that places a patient in a state of monitored and controlled unconsciousness.
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    Schedule an Appointment for Anesthetics

    If you experience dental anxiety or have concerns about discomfort during dental procedures, scheduling an appointment for anesthetics is simple. Contact our friendly team at any of our Gilbert, Mesa, or San Tan Valley locations and let us know about your specific needs and preferences. We will ensure that you receive the appropriate anesthetic option to make your dental visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

    Safe and Affordable Dental Checkups

    At Roper Dental Group, your safety and comfort are our top priorities. We strive to provide safe and affordable dental checkups for all our patients. Our dental professionals are experienced in administering various types of anesthetics, ensuring your comfort during procedures such as fillings, root canals, extractions, and more. We also offer flexible payment options and work with insurance providers to make dental care accessible and affordable.

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    Frequently Ask Question

    More questions? We’re ready to help. Give us a call at 480-963-9900 or book your free consultation now.
    Anesthetics are medications used to numb specific areas of the mouth and surrounding tissues during dental procedures. They help to block pain sensations, ensuring your comfort and minimizing discomfort during treatments such as fillings, extractions, or root canals.
    Yes, when given by qualified dental professionals, anesthetics used in dental procedures are generally safe. At Roper Dental Group, our experienced team follows strict protocols to ensure the proper administration and monitoring of anesthetics. We take into consideration your medical history, allergies, and any other factors that may influence the selection and dosage of the anesthetic to ensure your safety.

    The type of anesthetic used will determine whether you remain awake or enter a state of sedation during the dental procedure. Local anesthesia is commonly used, which numbs only the specific area being treated while allowing you to remain awake and alert. However, in some cases, sedation or general anesthesia may be utilized to induce a state of deep relaxation or unconsciousness, respectively. Your dentist will discuss the appropriate options with you based on the nature of the procedure and your individual needs

    The duration of the numbing effect can vary depending on the specific anesthetic used and the individual’s response. Typically, local anesthesia wears off within a few hours after the dental procedure. During this time, it’s important to avoid biting or chewing on the numb area to prevent injury.

    While rare, some individuals may experience temporary side effects such as numbness, tingling, or a feeling of heaviness in the numbed area. These effects usually subside as the anesthesia wears off. Serious complications from dental anesthetics are extremely rare but can include allergic reactions or nerve damage.