Boy, that’s how I felt after eating my Thanksgiving meal this past Thursday. How about you? But I guess if you’re going to be numb, whether it be by putting yourself into an over-eating coma or getting a shot for a tooth to be drilled on; being “comfortable” is an important factor.
Let’s face it, nobody likes getting a shot in the mouth. At Dr. Paul Caputo’s Palm Harbor, Florida dental office they do all they can to make you as “comfortably numb” as possible. There are many ways to help you have a more positive experience in the dental chair.
From one of the simplest things such as putting a topical (numbing) gel on the gum tissue to providing sedation dentistry, Dr. Caputo’s office goes out of their way to make your visit as comforting of an experience as possible.
Did you know that by simply keeping the anesthetic (lidocaine, carbocaine, etc.) warm, it helps lessen the pain of the injection? Sometimes it’s not the actual prick of the needle that causes the pain, but rather the flow of the medication into the tissue. If injected too quickly or if the medication is cold, it can certainly make the shot more painful.
It is understandable that many people have a fear or phobia about going to the dentist. Not all dental offices have sedation dentistry, but Dr. Paul Caputo’s office offers various types of sedation. They review the differences with you in addition to providing you with written information regarding expectations and effects of utilizing sedation.
So, if you’re hesitant or anxious about dental work, let the Oldsmar/Palm Harbor office of Dr. Paul Caputo help make you “comfortably numb” and your experience as pleasant as possible.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A