It doesn’t have to hurt when the dentist does something beyond a simple checkup, yet many people are concerned about the potential pain that might occur when visiting their family dentist. While there was a time when a simple cavity and filling meant certain pain for dental patients, advancements over the years have made it possible to provide pain-free dentistry, even when performing root canals and reconstructive work. Between advancements in pain management as well as dental surgery, pain quickly is becoming something reserved for only the most invasive of dental surgeries and does not have to be part of the treatment plan for fillings, root canals and other common procedures.
Pain Management Advancements Keep the ‘Ouch’ Away
If you ask your dentist to use gas prior to having a cavity filled, the subsequent numbing shots often times aren’t felt, enabling your dentist to better get at the nerves with the numbing agents used to prevent them from hurting. With some foresight, it is possible to apply pain management agents, such as pain relievers and numbing agents, without inducing any pain of any kind, and that enables you to relax more while having your dental work done and especially when having reconstructive surgery performed.
Composite Resin Crowns Rid Need for Two Appointments
Limiting pain also can be done when having a root canal and corresponding crown placed when you choose to let your dentist use composite resin material to rebuild missing tooth enamel and material. Instead of having a special porcelain crown made and going in for a second appointment, your dentist might be able to rebuild the tooth on the spot with composite resin and make the final repair look natural and last nearly as long as a porcelain crown. But instead of having to wait several days or weeks and wear a temporary crown, you can have your tooth repaired and be on your way with no pain and fewer dental appointments.
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