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Pain Relief and Anxiety

Visiting the dentist can be a source of anxiety. Your dentist may be able to provide  oral or IV sedation to help you feel calm.

Fortunately, with advances in dentistry, your dentist can manage the discomfort during procedures to make the experience as pain free as possible. Your dentist will usually apply a topical anaesthetic to numb the surface of your gum and then inject a local anaesthetic that works for up to 2 hours and numbs the tissue deeper within the gum. In certain circumstances your dentist may recommend the use of a sedative or general anaesthetic so you are asleep and do not remember the procedure.

This page was last updated at 11:11AM on June 11, 2019.