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Pain-free local anesthesia at Excel Dental Care.

At Excel Dental Care, we strive to make every procedure safe, comfortable, and pain-free. Local anesthesia helps us numb areas of your mouth so that we can treat your teeth and gums while causing as little discomfort as possible.  

Types of numbing injections

Our dentists utilize two types of numbing injections. Both options involve injecting a numbing anesthesia, such as lidocaine, into areas of your mouth. The first type is a block injection that numbs an entire area of your mouth, for example one side of your lower jaw. The second type is an infiltration injection, which is for smaller, more direct areas, such as a specific tooth.

To start these numbing injections, your dentist will dry the targeted area with air or cotton. A numbing gel may also be applied. Then, the local anesthesia is injected and completely numbs the targeted area in as little as a minute or two. You remain awake but feel reduced sensation in the area and, most importantly, no pain. This type of anesthesia is beneficial for short, outpatient procedures like cavity fillings. For more complex procedures, heavier forms of sedation may be required.

Worry-free dentistry

We understand the nervousness many patients feel about going to the dentist. That’s why at Excel Dental Care, we make every procedure as easy and painless as we can. Local anesthesia allows you to comfortably get the care you need. The only side affects you may feel are a few hours of numbness and tingling, but this varies from patient to patient.

If you need dental work in Sunset Valley, our team is here to help you. For questions about local anesthesia or to make an appointment, call us at (512) 276-2876.