Local Anesthesia – Silver Spring, MD

Sometimes dentists need to do more in-depth work than your regular cleanings & exams. Due to the sensitivity of your teeth & gums, some treatment may require local anesthetic medication to cause numbness. Local anesthesia is used to make a very small, specific area of your body temporarily unable to feel pain. Examples of procedures requiring local anesthesia include fillings, crown placement & root canals.

A local anesthetic works by blocking nerve cells in a specific area from sending pain signals to your brain. You can expect this numbness to last for two to four hours, which means you will probably still feel residual numbness after your appointment.

 

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