Some dental procedures require a local anaesthetic to numb the area surrounding the teeth while patients remain conscious. In summary:
– Injection of anaesthesia is not painful but can be slightly unpleasant.
– The effects of anaesthetic vary across individuals but generally last for 30-60 minutes; until it has fully worn off it may be difficult to eat, drink or speak.
– Your dentist will be very happy to answer any questions you have about anaesthesia.
“It is also important that people inform the dentist of any health conditions they may have so they can choose the best anaesthetic for them.”
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