A local anesthetic is used to numb the nerves at the treatment site. This is done to prevent the sensation of pain. The anesthetic is administered via an injection given at the treatment site right before starting the procedure. While it is not a sedative, it is used in combination with sedation to make you as comfortable and relaxed as possible throughout the procedure.
At Washington Dental Care, we treat our patients using our extensive skills and experience, and an exceptional level of care during all dental treatments, whether it is a simple cleaning or an extensive procedure. For more information about dental sedation, please call our practice.