Dr. Ambreen Lakhani and our team use analgesics and anesthesia to help reduce and eliminate pain and discomfort during and after your dental procedures. We are aware that some patients and children, may require higher doses of anesthetic, and plan each treatment and dosage carefully to maximize the benefits of the medication while maintaining your safety. For more information about dental anesthetics and analgesics, and to schedule your appointment with our dentist, contact Meadowbrook Family Dentistry at 770-622-5909.
Analgesics are a type of pain relief medication. They include common, non-narcotic medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Analgesics are usually used for mild cases of discomfort, and may be prescribed following procedures such as root canals or tooth extractions.
Anesthetics are a type of mild sedative and pain relief medication that can be applied topically, injected, or swallowed. Dentists often apply topical anesthetics with a cotton swab to an area of the mouth where a procedure will be performed to numb the affected area. Topical anesthetics are most often used in restorative procedures and to prepare an area for the injection of a stronger anesthetic. One of the most common anesthetics is Lidocaine. These medications block the nerves from transmitting signals and are used for more invasive procedures, such as dental fillings and root canal treatments.
If you have more questions about analgesics and anesthetics, please contact our office today.