Will I need an injection?
Not all procedures require anesthetic. Dr. Bussell will discuss whether you will feel more comfortable with anesthetic or if it’s possible to have your procedure without it.
For small fillings, sealants, and bonding, anesthetic may not be required as only the enamel of the teeth require preparation. For deeper decay, crowns, implants, and extractions, we recommend that you opt to be completely numb so that you feel comfortable during your procedure.
Injections can cause minimal discomfort with the proper delivery technique. Dr. Bussell has spent years perfecting his injection technique so that patients can enjoy a pain-free experience.
Topical numbing agent – Dr. Bussell will numb the tissue before he numbs your tooth. This will practically eliminate discomfort from your injection. Applying a topical anesthetic and waiting for it to take effect will dramatically improve your experience.
Slow anesthetic delivery – Delivering anesthetic slowly reduces discomfort. Since patient comfort is our top priority, Dr. Bussell will take his time, delivering the anesthetic in small doses to make the process more comfortable.
Don’t let fear of discomfort keep you from seeking the dentistry you need for a healthy smile and gums. Our team at Affordable Dental Center of Wellington will help you have a pain-free experience that is more pleasant than you might expect.