To state the obvious, nobody enjoys pain. Dr. Dorfman knows this, and that is why the professional dentistry team at Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry have made patient comfort, including conscious sedation, our number one goal.
Along with creating a relaxing environment, we have various medications that can decrease 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 Beverly Hills dentist offices are topical anesthetics. These are swabbed directly onto mouth tissue and numb the surface layers. Topical anesthetics can minimize 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 distinct areas of the mouth. Dentists often numb the mouth in this way before filling cavities, treating gum disease, or performing cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Depending on your needs, we can offer laughing gas, conscious or IV sedation. Ask us about sleep dentistry and oral conscious sedation.
Dentists commonly recommend an OTC analgesic to relieve pain after a dental visit. These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen.
Because your dentist will probably administer a pain reliever during the dental visit or prescribe something for you to take after the procedure, make sure you make a complete list of medications you are taking, including herbal supplements, before each appointment.
At Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles, we know how to keep our patients comfortable. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry and can help you with your perfect smile. Call us to schedule an appointment today.
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