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Michael Zhang DMD

Do I have to be numb for my dental treatment?

Whether or not you need to be numb depends greatly on your own comfort level and also on the type of procedure we need to perform. Some patients want to be numb for a simple teeth cleaning, while others can have a tooth filled without needing any anesthetic. 

Benefits of Getting Numb for Dental Treatment

Dr. Zhang and his experienced hygienist Rachel are trained to use certain techniques to maximize our patients’ comfort. While we understand that many people dislike the sensation of being numb, it’s good to consider the benefits.

Most obviously, you won’t feel any pain during the procedure, regardless of which procedure we provide. And since your dental team knows that you are comfortable, they can work much more efficiently to get you out of the dental chair faster. 

It’s also a good idea to consider what your perception of dental care will be after you’ve white-knuckled your way through an appointment. We would much rather provide you with a comfortable, pain-free appointment so you can leave us with a positive feeling about your experience.

Remember, the effects of nitrous linger for only 90 minutes or so, while pain memories linger for years.

Please Call Us with Your Questions.

We want to help you, so if you have concerns about what to expect during your procedure, please don’t hesitate to call our Tustin dental office. 

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