At Little Family Dentistry in Bayonne, New Jersey, we take the comfort and safety of our patients seriously. Before performing any treatment, we take into consideration that some of our patients prefer a mild form of sedation before and during their treatment.
In our Little Family Dentistry facility, apprehensive patients can elect to take an oral sedative before their procedure. The doctor will need to have a complete medical history on file before prescribing any oral medication. You should discuss with the dentist any new medications since your last treatment. You will be asked to arrive 20 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment for the sedative to work. This form of sedation relaxes you and helps you stay calm during the procedure. Before your arriving at the office, the staff will have provided you with instructions on what you should eat or drink and what to watch for afterward. Some patients may experience minor side effects such as vomiting or nausea. After the procedure, you will remain in the office for a short period for observation purposes.
At Little Family Dentistry, our most common form of sedation is a local anesthetic. The dentist will inject Lidocaine to numb your tooth or gum area before the procedure. The dentist will dry the site of the injection then dab a topical anesthetic to numb the skin. Once that is completed, you are ready for the injection. Some of our patients claim they don't feel the needle, while others complain of a pinch in the cheek or gums. The sting they feel is the fluid moving into the tissue. The anesthetic can last for a few hours, so it may be difficult to eat or speak clearly until the sensation subsides.
Let us help you take care of your teeth without pain or anxiety! Call Little Family Dentistry in Bayonne, New Jersey at (201) 273-9233 for an appointment!