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Single Tooth Anesthesia

No one likes the feeling of a numb lip or tongue. The filling took a half an hour to place, but you are numb for three hours. You have to go to a meeting right after your appointment, and you don’t want to be drooling. We have a system in the office called STA or Single Tooth Anesthesia. This a computerized controlled pump that allows us to freeze only the single tooth we are treating…. Continue reading

Is laughing gas safe?

I get asked this question quite a bit. The basic answer is YES! Nitrous Oxide is the oldest sedative gas. It was discovered in 1772 by Humphrey Davy. It is administered through a nose piece mask during the procedure. It is always delivered with oxygen. Oxygen levels are at minimum 30%, which is higher than in air (27%). You feel tingly, and relaxed. Pain sensation is decreased, about the same as 5 to 10 mg… Continue reading

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