I’ve been to the dentist twice to get a procedure done, but he hasn’t been able to get me numb. We end up abandoning the procedure. What’s the deal?
Danny B. – New Jersey
It’s possible that you have some form of dental anxiety, even without realizing it. That can cause your body to burn up the anesthetic before it has a chance to really take effect.
Sometimes using something as simple as nitrous oxide will relax you enough for the numbing medicine to take effect. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need a stronger type of dental sedation.
This blog is brought to you by Gilbert Dentist Dr. Matt Roper.