Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Oral Piercings: Five Things You Should Know
...Carried out under local anesthesia (a numbing shot), however, the procedure is usually simple and quick to heal...

John Stamos, Britney Spears, and How to Relax During Dental Treatment
...On the hit television show Glee, Stamos played a dentist who made sure the glee club members cleaned up their act when it came to oral hygiene — though perhaps he used a bit too much anesthesia to achieve this admirable goal...

Bonding Reshapes Your Smile
...It doesn't require much tooth removal, and it may not even require anesthesia...

That Space Between Your Front Teeth May be Caused by Overgrown Muscle
...After numbing the area with local anesthesia, the tissue behind the teeth is dissected or reduced in size with a small scalpel or a surgical laser...

Don't Let a Lost Tooth Hurt the Rest of Your Smile
...The surgical implantation is not highly invasive and can be done under local anesthesia...

How To Preserve Your Natural Teeth
...And the good news is that this can all be done without needing drills or anesthesia...

Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields
...But not long ago, that familiar face was spotted in an unusual place: wearing a nasal anesthesia mask at the dentist's office...

Get the Real Facts About Local Anesthesia
...But modern dentistry has helped solve much of the problem of pain with advances in local anesthesia...

Ariana Grande Breaks Free - of Her Wisdom Teeth
...Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine, in-office procedure that is usually performed under local anesthesia or “conscious sedation,” a type of anesthesia where the patient remains conscious (able to breathe normally and respond to stimuli), but is free from any pain or distress...

4 Things You Should Focus on During Pregnancy for Optimal Dental Health
...You may be concerned about undergoing dental procedures during pregnancy, especially those that involve anesthesia...

Endodontics
...Here's what to expect: First, you will receive anesthesia (usually a numbing shot) — and for many patients, the worst is now over...

Implant Dentistry
...The surgical procedure used to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases...

Oral Surgery
The word “surgery” often brings to mind a stay in the hospital, general anesthesia, and perhaps a lengthy recovery period...

Technology
... Anesthesia Wand...

Fillings
... Watch Tooth-Colored Fillings Video What to Expect After Getting a Filling The numbness caused by your local anesthesia should wear off within a couple of hours...

Nitrous Oxide
...Read Article Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine...

Gum Grafting
... Grafting procedures are typically carried out under local anesthesia, and are generally pain-free...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
... The Flap Surgery Procedure Flap surgery is typically done under local anesthesia, sometimes accompanied by oral anti-anxiety medications; alternatively, it may be performed under intravenous conscious sedation...

Air Abrasion: A Replacement for the Dental Drill?
In the future, could small cavities be detected early and filled without anesthesia, and with only the minimum removal of tooth material...

Anesthesia Wand
If you've ever had needle phobia, you might like to learn about a new technology referred to as an “anesthesia wand,” which is a computer-controlled dental-injection tool...

Dental Implants
...The surgical procedure used to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases...

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants
... What to Expect The procedure for placing a bone graft usually requires only local anesthesia, though oral or IV sedatives can also be used to achieve a higher state of relaxation...

Bone Grafting FAQs
... Bone grafting is a minor surgical procedure performed in the dental office under local anesthesia to rebuild bone in areas where it has been lost...

How Dental Implants Work
... What to Expect Dental implant surgery is a simple, routine procedure carried out here in the dental office under local anesthesia in most cases...

Immediate Implants
...Tooth extractions rarely require general anesthesia; we will discuss all of these options with you in advance...

Computer-Guided Implant Surgery
... Implant Surgery: Following the Plan The implant surgery itself is typically performed under local anesthesia, and often requires no sutures (stitches)...

Replacing One Tooth
...Implants are forever, so we want to make sure it's done right! What to Expect The surgery to place a dental implant is a simple, routine procedure carried out under local anesthesia in the dental office...

Replacing Multiple Teeth
... What to Expect Dental implant surgery is a simple, routine procedure carried out in the dental office under local anesthesia in most cases...

Replacing All Teeth
... What to Expect The surgery to place dental implants is a simple, routine procedure carried out in the dental office under local anesthesia in most cases...

Implant-Supported Fixed Bridgework
...You will feel nothing during the implant-placement surgery, which usually requires only local anesthesia...

Implant-Supported Fixed Dentures
...You will feel nothing during the implant-placement surgery, which usually requires only local anesthesia...

Implant-Supported Removable Dentures
... What to Expect Dental implant surgery is a simple, routine procedure carried out in the dental office under local anesthesia in most cases...

Bone Grafting
... What to Expect The procedure for placing a bone graft usually requires only local anesthesia, though oral or IV (intravenous) sedatives can also be used to achieve a higher state of relaxation...

Extractions
...A thorough medical and drug history is taken, to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure, and your options for anesthesia will be discussed...

Oral Diagnosis & Biopsies
...Typically, the procedure requires only local anesthesia, and it doesn't take long...

Sedation Dentistry
...Read Article Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine...

Wisdom Teeth
...The type of anesthesia that's best for you will be determined before the procedure...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... The Apicoectomy Procedure Root canal surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia such as a numbing shot, so you won't feel any pain...

Root Canal Treatment for Children
...In fact, the procedure generally causes little discomfort, but is quite successful in relieving tooth pain! Dentists are adept at using anesthesia to block the sensation of pain, and are experienced in calming the fears of young ones...