Taking a Closer Look on Anesthesia in Dentistry

If you have a decayed tooth and you want it to be removed, an anesthesia is very important unless it is okay for you to feel the pain when your tooth is being removed. Wow! That would be pretty much painful without an anesthesia. If you are so nervous or anxious just before your teeth is removed, an anesthesia is required to make you feel numb and the pain would become dull. Don’t be scared when the dentist injects anesthesia into your gum or inner cheek.

For a while, some part of your mouth will be numb so that the dental work will proceed smoothly. The most common form of anesthesia is the local anesthesia. When this is applied to a patient, he or she wouldn’t feel much pain during the dental process. Another kind of anesthesia is the general anesthesia. This medicine is applied especially during wisdom tooth extraction. In other words, it is only recommended in certain procedures. The most common local anesthetic which dentists use is the Lidocaine or also known as xylocaine or lignocaine.

This kind of anesthetic is effective for about 1.5-2 hours. Articaine, also called septocaine or ubistesin; mepivacaine, and bupivacaine which is a long-acting anesthetic are also local anesthetics. There are a lot more types of local anesthesia being used in dentistry. These types include nerve block, infiltration, palatal block, intraosseous, intrapulpal, pressure anesthesia, electrical nerve blocks, and acupuncture or acupressure, more knowledge here. Browse some of our articles for continuous reading.