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Could you tell me what are all dental methods of anesthesia?

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Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 26 years experience
Many choices: Anesthesia is a broad category so i will give an overview. Topical includes any liquid or solid which helps to alleviate pain and are placed on the gums. Injectables are just as you imagined and involve needles. Some dentists even work on folks who are under general anesthesia in a hospital setting. Some others feel clothes pins on the ear work as well. To each his own i say.
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 41 years experience
Conscious Sedation : There is also conscious sedation. This can be done with "laughing gas" (nitrous oxide) , oral medications or intravenous medications. Although these methods are safe they should be administered by someone who has the training to use them.
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
In addition to the local anesthesia used universally for most dental procedures.
Jan 4, 2015
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
See below: The types of anesthesia range from none, through local anesthesia, sedation dentistry with the use of nitrous oxide an IV sedation to a full general anesthetic. Talk to your dentist to see what types will be needed or suggested for your condition.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Dental anesthesia: My colleagues gave you some excellent . Here is a more detailed review- http://www.Robertsdds.Com/pages/patient/procedures/anesthesia.Htm i suggest that you discuss the best method for you with the dentist who will be treating you.

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