Local Anesthesia and Analgesia

One of the things that make the Colonial Dental Group so different from conventional dental offices is our special attention to the comfort and relaxation of our patients.

In our office, we also offer practical comfort solutions for every dental treatment so that even the most in-depth procedure is as comfortable as possible.

Topical Anesthetics

Topical anesthetics relieve pain and tenderness by blocking the sensory nerve endings in the skin. We use topical anesthetics to numb the site of an injection prior to an injection being administered so that you won’t feel a thing! Topical anesthetics may also be used to soothe pain or irritation from a sore in the mouth.

Local Anesthetics

Injectable local anesthetics provide pain relief and “numb” the area being treated so that you don’t feel any sensation whatsoever. This gives you complete comfort as your dental treatment is being performed. Both types of local anesthesia are used at Colonial Dental. .those with and without epinehprine. If you are sensitive to epinephrine in a local anesthetic, please let your dentist know. Input from our patients is always encouraged to insure profound anesthesia and complete patient comfort.

Post-Visit Relief of Pain

Generally, if there is any discomfort at all after a dental procedure, herbal, homeopathic, or over- the-counter analgesics such as aspirin or non-aspirin pain relievers are all that is needed. In exceptional circumstances, a prescription pain reliever may be needed and can be prescribed.

Let us know!

If you have concerns about anesthesia, or if you have any questions about the methods and materials used, please feel free to contact us at any time. We always want you to feel as comfortable and secure as possible with every dental decision that you make.


Relief of dental related anxiety is also important for your comfort at Colonial Dental. Nitrous Oxide is available for those children and adults that need extra help getting through the treatment. This is a gas combined with oxygen that is used with and nasal cup during treatment. It does not put the patient to sleep. Nitrous Oxide, also known as Laughing Gas, is bubbles that just float in your blood stream for as long as you are breathing through the cup, helping you

relax. It is not a substitute for a local anesthetic, you will still need something to numb the tooth. Once the cup is removed and you begin breathing regular oxygen or room air, the effects are gone. You are able to drive yourself to and from the appointment with no after effects. You must be able to breath easily through your nose to get maximum benefits from this technique.



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