Dr. Roland Hernandez will provide a local anesthetic as part of your treatment plan. Local anesthesia is often combined with general anesthesia or another sedation option to ensure your comfort during and after your procedure. To learn more about local anesthesia in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and schedule your appointment with our oral surgeon, call Fort Lauderdale OMS today at 954-356-9956.
Local anesthetic is provided as part of your treatment plan for many different dental procedures. It is typically provided at the start of your treatment to numb the treatment area and ensure you remain comfortable during and immediately following your procedure. Local anesthetic is usually combined with other sedation options to provide the best results.
Before your procedure, our oral surgeon will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your medical history and treatment plan, including any allergies you have or medications you are taking, to help ensure that you will be safe during your treatment and that local anesthesia is a good option for you.
When you begin your treatment, our oral surgeon will first provide a numbing gel. The local anesthetic will then be injected into your gum or inner cheek in the treatment area. You may feel a small stinging sensation when the anesthetic is injected. You can expect to remain numb for several hours following your treatment.
Please be aware that you may have some difficulty chewing or speaking clearly until the anesthetic wears off. Be careful when chewing, as you may bite down on the numb area and injure yourself without feeling it. This is especially important for children — monitor your child closely to prevent them from chewing or playing with the numb areas of their mouth and causing harm to themselves.
If you have any questions about local anesthesia, or to make an appointment with our oral surgeon, contact our office today.