If you have recently found out you need a root canal, you may be feeling anxious about it and worried about the procedure. This is normal, though we want our patients to know that they will be fine during the procedure.
There are several techniques we use to ensure that our patients experience the least amount of pain and have an overall pleasant experience in the office. Here are a few things you should know.
What is Analgesia
This is something that dulls your sensitivity to pain. Generally this is done with nitrous oxide, which is also referred to as laughing gas in a dental setting, but this is not the only option. Our office will go over the options and your personal history to help you find the method that is right for your needs. This gas will generally not make you lose consciousness, though it can make you tired so that you fall asleep. The overall idea with this is that you to simply have less sensation. It can impair your other senses so you generally cannot drive or operate machinery after undergoing a procedure with analgesic.
What Procedures Is Analgesic Used For?
The most common procedure that patients use analgesia with is a root canal as this can be a painful procedure. However, this does not mean that it is the only procedure that you can use this with. Some people choose analgesia when they have a cracked tooth repaired or an apicoectomy. Just about any dental procedure where you are worried about the pain can be made less painful with the use of analgesia.
Precautions With Analgesic
As with anything you put into your body, there can be complications. This is why it is important to go with the best endodontist Houston has to offer. They will be able to look at your medical and family history to ensure that you get the right one for your needs. This way there will be as few side effects as possible. The most common side effect people felt from analgesic was feeling loopy for a few hours after the procedure was complete.
Remember that root canals are the only way to save your tooth. The good news is that it doesn’t have to hurt when you have analgesic.