Oral pain management
When you have tooth pain, the thought of going to the dentist for a repair can be even more painful. Instead of envisioning an unpleasant time in the dentist’s chair, however, imagine a peaceful experience, one in which you come away with a pain-free smile.
At Hello Family Dental in Johns Creek, Dr. Mitul Patel offers sedation dentistry and other types of pain management to relieve pain and discomfort for patients who need or want this type of relaxation.
You don’t need to be in pain
Do you have dental problems that you’ve been ignoring, hoping it will just go away? Did you just chip a tooth or crack a tooth?
Call our office at (770) 888-3384 We never judge and can carefully and comfortably fix your problem to take the pain away.
Types of pain management
- Topical and local anesthetics: Typically used in combination, a topical anesthetic is applied with a swab to the mouth or gums where dental work will be performed. This effort numbs the area before the site is injected with a local anesthetic, such as Novocaine.
- “Laughing gas”: laughing gas is a light form of dental sedation. A small mask is placed over your nose so it can be inhaled there and expelled through the mouth. This common type of sedation helps patients relax, and the effects wear off quickly once the gas is turned off so that you can escort yourself home after your dental procedure.
- Oral sedation: Medication taken orally produces a light and sometimes moderate level of sedation. Patients are prescribed a pill, which is taken one hour before the procedure begins. In this level of sedation, you will be able to respond to your dentist and his requests, but you may feel sleepy. There will be a period of recovery time, and it will be necessary to have someone to drive you home.
In light forms of sedation, you will remain awake and alert but relaxed. In moderate sedation, you will be conscious during the procedure but groggy and may slur your words. You are unlikely to remember much of the procedure if anything. Some patients do fall asleep under moderate sedation but are easily awakened. It is possible to sleep during your entire your dental appointment.
Pain management at our dental office in Suwanee, Georgia
No one wants to endure dental problems, but neglecting to have them tended to because you are anxious about experiencing even greater pain at the dentist will only make your problem worse. Here is what you need to know about pain management at our Suwanee dental practice:
- Most patients who are in good health can choose from laughing gas or oral sedation.
- Dr. Patel is specially trained and licensed to administer oral conscious sedative medications under careful monitoring.
- We offer oral conscious sedation at our office to provide you with a painless and stress-free dental experience.
- Sedation dentistry helps combat a severe gag reflex.
- If you have a physical limitation that makes it difficult to receive dental care, sedation dentistry can help.
- If you want a pleasant and anxiety-free dental experience, ask us about oral conscious sedation.
We offer sedation dentistry at our Suwanee dental practice which is conveniently located in short driving distance from Alpharetta, Duluth, Johns Creek, and other North Atlanta communities.
We look forward to helping you get the dental care you need comfortably and affordably.