Pikeville Smiles Dental Center
Dr. Marvin T Bush and Dr, Gregory H Bentley, Pikeville KY dentists

Anesthesia

New advances in dental medications have virtually eliminated the discomfort of dental procedures. There are several elements to creating a comfortable experience for your dental appointment:

Comfort and Relaxation

The first step is to make you relaxed and comfortable. From the comfortable environment in our reception area to the soothing environment we have created around the dental chairs, no detail is too small when your comfort is concerned. Our caring, professional staff are committed to creating a stress-free environment for your comfort.


Topical

Topical Anesthetic

A topical anesthetic can be used any time the surface of the gum needs to be "numbed", such as easing the discomfort of a painful mouth sore or preparing a site for an injectable local anesthetic.


Computer Controlled Injections - The WAND™

The WANDWe know that some patients get more nervous than others do at the mere sight of a needle and syringe. Thats why this office now performs anesthetic injections with a revolutionary system called The WAND™.

The source of discomfort for most injections, however, isn't the needle, it's the flow of the anesthetic into your tissue. The WAND™ delivers the anesthetic at an optimal flow rate for a comfortable injection.

The microprocessor inside The WAND™ automatically ensures a steady flow rate regardless of tissue density. Constant, slow flow is one key to virtually pain-free injections. The computer provides a flow of anesthetic directly ahead of the needle. This creates a pathway of anesthesia so you hardly feel the needle at all.

The WAND™ allows injections that do not numb the lips, face and muscles of expression. Whether injections make you nervous or not, The WAND™ helps us provide a more effective anesthetic delivery and the onset of anesthesia is often faster. You're more comfortable throughout the procedure, and we may be able to use new techniques so you won't experience the lingering numbness of your tongue, lips and face.


OTC analgesics

Post-visit Analgesics

Generally, if there is any discomfort at all after a dental procedure, over-the-counter analgesics such as aspirin or non-asprin pain relievers are all that is needed. In exceptional circumstances a prescription pain reliever will be used.

Any questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about anesthesia, Dr. Bush or Dr. Bentley will be happy to discuss them with you. We want you to be as comfortable as possible.

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