Getting a tooth pulled out can be quite a painful experience. However, dentists typically administer local anesthesia in the mouth during the procedure to numb the pain. Dentists use anesthesia to prevent the nociceptive impulse from transmitting to the brain. They also use sedatives and anesthesia to keep the patient calm during the procedure. Read on to find out what to expect from your local dentist when having a dental procedure.
After checking your vitals and taking your medical history, the local dentist will ask you to lie on the dentist's chair. The dentist will also ask you to open your mouth for them to locate the nociceptive nerve.
The anesthesia is then deposited close to the nerve for the drug to diffuse to the nerve quickly. The difference between a professional dentist and a quack is their ability to provide patients with a painless experience during the procedure.
There are different types of anesthesia administration techniques. The posterior superior alveolar injection technique involves anesthetizing the maxillary molars. The middle superior alveolar injection technique, on the other hand, involves anesthetizing the maxillary first molar, PDL, premolars, periosteum and the buccal bone. Watch the video link above for a visual illustration of a local dental anesthetization..