There are a number of reasons why teeth need to be extracted. Whether it’s due to extensive decay, orthodontic preparation, our doctors and assistants will make sure the process is as easy and comfortable as possible. Many patients decide to use nitrous oxide at their extraction visit to help ease anxiety.
The Extraction Process
At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb the tooth and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.
During the extraction process there is a feeling of pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected. The use of nitrous oxide in conjunction with a local anesthetic can help calm these other sensations.