Anesthetic in Arlington, Virginia

Making sure your experience is as comfortable as possible.

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.

  • I've been a patient here since it opened and always been pleased with the service. I've had a few cavities filled, as well as a tooth reconstruction and had no problems. I also got a mouth guard from here that has helped me sleep better at night. I really like the new and modern facilities and equipment. This practice has embraced technology and electronic medical records. When you check in, you don't have to fill out paperwork, they hand you an iPad. There are TVs available to watch while you are having your teeth worked on, which is a nice distraction. Overall, the staff is courteous and friendly. I have recommended this practice to several friends already and would encourage anyone looking for a dentist to check them out!
    Kristina W. - Washington, DC