At Noble Dental in Florida, your comfort is our priority. When you need dental work that could cause pain, we are committed to making your visit is as painless as possible. When it comes to sedation, we will work to make you as comfortable as you can be.
At Noble Dental, we understand the common fear some of our patients have even before they arrive at the dental office. Sedation dentistry may be recommended to help reduce anxiety and allow longer procedures to be completed in one visit. In our offices, at Noble Dental, we also offer local anesthesia.
“laughing” gas is often used for patients who are mildly or moderately anxious or nervous. It eases their fears so that they can relax, which helps them receive treatment in a comfortable and safe manner. "Laughing Gas" is mixed with oxygen and delivered through a small mask over the nose. You will be asked to breathe through the nose and not through the mouth. As the gas begins to work, you will become less agitated and nervous. The effects of this gas is mild, safe, and quickly eliminated from the body. You remain awake and can continue to interact with the dentist. When the gas is turned off, the effects wear off very quickly. The dentist will give you oxygen for a few minutes after treatment, which helps to flush the body of any remaining gas.
Local anesthesia: Sometimes the dentist might need to numb a part of your mouth. The dentist will inject medicine into your gum or inner cheek. This medicine is called local anesthesia. Lidocaine is the most common local anesthetic dentists’ use. If you need local anesthesia in order to have your dental treatment done, the dentist will dry part of your mouth with air or cotton. The dentist then swabs the area with a gel to numb the skin. Then, the dentist will slowly inject the local anesthetic. Most people don't feel the needle. Instead, the sting they feel is caused by the anesthetic moving into the tissue. An injection of local anesthesia can last up to several hours. After you leave the dentist's office, you may find it difficult to speak clearly or eat. The sensation lasts a few hours with virtually no side effects.
At Noble Dental, we pride ourselves in understanding the anxiety some of our patients feel and have pledged to make their visit less stressful. Call (561) 440-3433 for an appointment today and leave the worry to us!