Local anesthetic is used for pain prevention during dental procedures at the dentist, to numb a small site where pain is likely to occur.
Local anesthetic causes a complete loss of feeling to a specific area of your body without making you lose consciousness. It works by blocking the nerves from the affected part of your body so that pain signals cannot reach your brain. You will not be able to feel any pain during the procedure but you may still feel some pressure or movement.
It only takes a few minutes to lose feeling in the area where local anesthetic is given. The doctor will make sure that the area is fully numb before starting the procedure. It can take a few hours for local anesthetic to wear off and for full feeling to return. This is why we recommend not eating and drinking throughout this time, as you may bite down on your cheek, lip or tongue causing ulceration and pain once the numbness has worn off. Furthermore if the food or drink is too hot you might burn yourselves.
Local anaesthetic is often used by dentists.Local anesthesia is a type of anesthetic used to prevent pain in a specific area of your mouth during treatment by blocking the nerves that sense or transmit pain, which numbs mouth tissues. Your dentist may apply a topical anesthetic to numb an area in preparation for administering an inject-able local anesthetic. Topical anesthetics also may be used to soothe painful mouth sores. Inject-able anesthetics may be used in such procedures as filling cavities, preparing teeth for crowns or treating gum disease.
We use numbing cream before all our local anesthesia injections to ensure the procedure is pain-free!