Your dentist has told you that your child needs a local anaesthetic at their next visit. You may be worried and have questions. We will discuss many of the common questions in this blog post:
Why is local anaesthetic (LA) used in dentistry?
In conscious sedation, a sedative is given either by mouth (tablet or liquid), injection, or inhalation (gas and air). The patient remains awake and responsive but is more relaxed and less anxious. Local anaesthetic is often used in addition to sedation or GA.
Local anaesthetic does not affect consciousness. Only the specific area of the body being numbed is affected.
Is Local Anaestheic safe?
What if I or my child are worried about the injection?
How can the dentist make it easier for my child?
It is necessary to wait 5 or 10 minutes to give the local anaesthetic time to work before starting treatment.
If you have any other questions you can either talk to your dentist or leave a comment below.