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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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Your Family Dentist, PC
... Because dental implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure...

What Can A Deep Cleaning Do For Gum Disease?
... Most of the time, root planing is performed with local anesthesia (numbing shots) in the areas requiring treatment...

When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?
...If the tooth is impacted, then general anesthesia will be recommended...

About Your Dental Implant Procedure
...Most dental implants are performed under local anesthesia...

What is Crown Lengthening?
... This cosmetic procedure is performed under local anesthesia, so you won’t feel any discomfort...

What you can Expect if You're Undergoing Implant Surgery
... In the beginning of the procedure we administer local anesthesia to fully numb the area before proceeding...

What to Expect Before, During and After Implant Surgery
...The actual procedure begins, of course, with local anesthesia to numb the site — you should feel no pain and very minimal discomfort...

Non-Prescription Pain Medication can Manage Most Post-Procedure Discomfort
...Using local or general anesthesia (or a combination of both) we can completely eliminate the vast majority of discomfort during dental procedures...

Local Anesthesia is a Key Part of Pain-Free Dental Work
... Local anesthesia has been a major factor in the evolution of pain-free dentistry...

Why Dental Care is Even More Important When You're Pregnant
... Because of these new concerns you might even hesitate about receiving dental care, especially involving anesthesia...

Getting Dental Implants Requires Minor Surgery
...In most cases we can perform the procedure using local anesthesia (you’ll be awake the entire time) coupled with sedatives (if you have bouts of anxiety) to help you relax...

Local Anesthesia Takes the Pain Out of Most Dental Work
...Thankfully, that time is long past: today, most procedures are painless in large part due to local anesthesia...

Local Anesthesia Provides a More Pleasant and Thorough Dental Experience
...Advances in anesthesia over the last century have made that objective easier to attain, especially for routine procedures...

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...

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...

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair
...Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is used, so your child won't experience any pain...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
... The surgery itself may occur in a hospital or an office setting, with the type of anesthesia that's most appropriate for the procedure, and for your comfort...

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 and 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...

Sinus Surgery
...Your options for anesthesia will also be discussed...

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

Air Abrasion
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...

Bone Grafting
... 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...

Fixed Dentures
... What to Expect The surgery to place dental implants that support a fixed denture is a simple, routine procedure carried out in an office setting, under local anesthesia in most cases...

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...

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...

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