Many people list pain as one of the main reasons they fear going to the dentist. Don’t let concerns about discomfort stop you from seeking dental care and keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Novocain can eliminate the sensation you feel during dental procedures and allow the dentist to complete the work on your teeth and gums without causing you pain. This local anesthetic is extremely effective and considered very safe.
How Does Novocain Work?
Novocain is injected to the area where the dental work will be completed. Commonly used during routine fillings or other small dental procedures, it is effective at inhibiting nerve cells from communicating with one another. That means you will not be aware of any discomfort or pain. It is important to tell your dentist about any medications you are taking to ensure Novocain does not interact negatively with them. This is a local anesthetic, so only the area that has been injected will experience a loss of feeling. You will remain conscious and aware during the procedure unless other anesthetics or medications are also used to prepare you for the dental work. The numbing only lasts a few hours, so you can get back to your routine independently after your teeth have been cared for.
Watch this video to find out more about how Novocain works to eliminate pain and sensations for successful dental work.
Get Dental Care without Pain at Your Dentist in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Dr. Mark Brodhagen and staff at Brodhagen Dental Care use Novocain and other local anesthetics to ensure our patients are comfortable throughout their dental treatments. We want our patients to be as happy in the dentist’s chair as they are when they leave with clean, healthy teeth. We provide a variety of dental services for patients of all ages. We welcome new patients and would be happy to provide a dental checkup for your family.