To state the obvious, nobody enjoys pain. doctor Moore knows this, and that is why the dental team at Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore has made patient comfort our top priority.
In conjunction 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 Bloomington dentist offices and around the country are topical anesthetics. These are swabbed directly onto mouth tissue and numb the surface layers. Topical anesthetics can curtail 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 in distinct areas of the mouth. Dentists generally numb the mouth in this way before filling cavities, treating gum disease, or performing cosmetic dentistry procedures.
More involved dental procedures may require nitrous oxide or even general anesthesia. Ask us about sleep dentistry and oral conscious sedation.
Dentists frequently recommend an OTC analgesic to relieve pain after a dental visit. These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen.
Because your dentist will possibly administer a pain reliever during the dental visit or prescribe something for you to take after the procedure, make sure you bring a complete list of medications you are taking, including herbal supplements, before each appointment.
I’m Doctor Ken Moore and I want patients to be informed about their dental care, especially as it pertains to pain relief during dental treatment. If you are in the Bloomington area and looking for quality dental care, I invite you to contact my office today at 812-332-1405.
Contact Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore:
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2815 N Walnut St.