My dentist has tried on several occassions to get me numb, but it never works. Even giving me more than one dose. He’s at a loss for why this doesn’t work. Do you have any ideas?
Marian L. – Niceville, FL
Yes, we’ve actually seen this before. Because Dr. Tran is known for being a gentle dentist, she has a lot of people with dental anxiety that end up in our office.
When you have dental anxiety, it raises your metabolism, which in turn causes you to burn off the numbing agen faster than expected.
Sometimes, just a little relaxation solves the problem. It’s possible if you have mild anxiety, just a little nitrous oxide will could solve your problem.
However, if you’ve got a deeper fear, you may want something stronger, like oral conscious sedation. You will certainly have a pain free dental appointment. However, the medication is so strong you’ll need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.
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