Pain-free oral surgery?!
Question: I had oral surgery as a child and the injections were incredibly painful. Has anything changed? Are there pain-free options today?
Answers: I had oral surgery as a child and the injections were incredibly painful. Has anything changed? Are there pain-free options today?
I have had 4 oral surgeries in the past five years. My wisdom teeth out, complicated extraction of front tooth with cracked root, implant on front tooth, and a bone graft on my front tooth most recently on Dec 3rd. For all of these surgeries the only injection I remember is the IV line into my arm or wrist. They inject the local anesthia, novicane, once you are asleep.
I have also heard of laughing gas being used for some procedures such as root canals and caps or bridge work but these are not major surgeries.
I have also had a few cavities filled in the past few years. My dentist uses a topical anesthia which is placed on the surface of the gums with a pain free device to numb the tissue before the injection of novicane.
I had surgery on Monday I felt the stick of the needle in my arm and then I woke you and they were done. Sweet.
Putting you to sleep. Stop being such a sissy, take the pain, have the surgery without Novocaine.
there are some places that will sedate you if you cant handle the idea of injections...
but in general the injections arent that painful and the area usually numbs up pretty fast.
The doctor can use several things. There can be gas before the main injection. They don't use Novocaine now days its zylacaine (much safer). Then there is pre-injections be for the main injection, The ultimate is the total go under. I would first go over these options with the doctor because the procedure may not be as extreme as when you were a child. I wish you well.
No it won't, just don't think about it too much.