Anesthetic

Injection of local anesthetic is common for most procedures: It provides patient comfort during restorative dental care.

Two or three injections are often needed with normal effects ranging from 2 – 12 hours post injection. It is okay to eat and drink, but keep in mind that sensation to biting forces and temperature is impaired. Please be careful. Almost all discomfort associated with dental procedures postoperatively is due to the injection/s and/or trauma to the gum, and not the actual procedure to the tooth itself.

Swelling, bruising and generalized discomfort at the injection site as a result of soft tissue trauma are common for up to 10 days. The discomfort may radiate and spread. Most patients feel little or no discomfort by the following day.

  • This place was great. The new patient documents were easy to fill out online before the appointment and it made checking in for the first time a breeze. The waiting room was very comfortable and all of the staff members were very friendly. I was very pleased that they were able to see me earlier than I had originally scheduled because I was having a bit of discomfort. Check out was great, too. They helped me understand my bill and plan for upcoming procedures. I would highly recommend this place.
    Justin H. - Washington, DC