A 31-year-old member asked:
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i'm scared of just getting novocain, (procaine) what to do?

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Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Why?: With modern topical anesthetics used in today's modern dental practice, getting anesthetics is a breeze and virtually painless process. Relax and i think you will be surprised to see how easy it is!
Answered on Dec 26, 2013
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Relax.: Many people are scared of novacaine. Try meditation to relax. Trust that your dentist will do whatever he/ she can to make the process easy for you. Consider using nitrous or sedation if you are very apprehensive.
Answered on Dec 26, 2013
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Fear of injections: First- find a recommended and compassionate dentist. Second-ask to discuss this issue prior to any procedure. Third-trust the dentist as he she has extensive experience and techniques to minimize any discomfort. Fourth- see if your dentist uses "sweet air" as it really gets your mind off the treatment and relaxes you. Patients love it. Finally-like jumping in a pool\ocean, never as bad as u think!
Answered on Dec 26, 2013

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