Our Team Makes Dental Treatments More Comfortable
A precise dose of local anaesthetic delivered by an expert can make any dental visit less painful, more relaxing, and more comfortable. As a specialist in providing local anaesthetic, Dr Wayne Williams uses his expertise to reduce patient discomfort and make patients feel more at ease during procedures.
What is Local Anaesthetic?
Local anaesthetic is a medication used to numb a specific area of the body, such as the mouth, to reduce pain during dental procedures. Our practice uses local anaesthetic during various treatments, including extractions, fillings, root canals, and more.
The use of local anaesthesia allows patients to undergo dental procedures with minimal discomfort and pain, which can help reduce anxiety and improve the overall experience for the patient. In addition, local anaesthesia enables our dentists to perform procedures more efficiently when you are more comfortable.
Local Anaesthesia and Sedation
Local anaesthetic can also be used with other forms of anaesthesia, to provide a more comfortable experience during prolonged or more complex procedures. It may be used in conjunction with Sedation, for patients with particularly severe anxiety triggered by visiting the dentist.
It’s important to note that a local anaesthetic differs from a general anaesthetic. The latter helps a patient “go under,” while local anaesthetic only numbs a specific area of the mouth or body.
Benefits of Our Local Anaesthetic Method For Patients
At smile2o, we invest in dental tools and technology that enhance the patient experience. Delivering local anaesthetic is no different, as we use the computer-controlled WAND™.
How We Deliver Local Anaesthetic to Patients
The Magic WAND helps us deliver lower dosages of anaesthesia more accurately and comfortably. We can also significantly reduce the amount of numbness to surrounding tissues, and many of our patients leave the practice with minimal loss of feeling in their lips, tongue, and face.
Making your visit more comfortable is our main priority. We take pride in our expert staff and state-of-the-art computer anaesthetic system to provide comfortable dental treatment. We will do our best to ensure that your treatment is as relaxing as possible.
Are There Any Risks with Local Anaesthetic?
As with any dental procedure, we will ask you many questions about your current health and any previous medical conditions or issues before offering local anaesthetic. It’s essential to disclose any medications you are taking, allergies, and any side effects you may have experienced in the past.
Local anaesthetics are a safe and proven way to increase the comfort of dental patients during procedures. The risks are very minimal. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know before we start your dental treatment.
Preparing for Dental Treatment with Local Anaesthesia
Patients are advised to prepare as they would for any other dental appointment. Make sure to brush and floss your teeth before your visit, and drink some water (but not too much). You may want to avoid excessive amounts of caffeine before your procedure to make you more relaxed. If you have any concerns before treatment, please let us know, so we can better accommodate you.