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Pain Management

Pain Medication

Pain Management – Medication

Medications may be prescribed for your recovery from a dental procedure. In many cases, these medications are needed to control discomfort and pain, and to ward off a possible infection.

While some drugs are formulated to fight certain oral diseases, others are used to prevent infections after surgical procedures such as tooth extractions and gum surgery. Certain drugs are used prior to dental treatment. These pre-medications are used to help fight infections and also are used to control existing conditions such as heart murmurs and valve problems.

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Air Abrasion

Pain Management – Air Abrasion

Ask most people about the number one thing they hate about visits to the dentist and they’ll answer, ‘the drill!’ Just the sound alone is enough to send shivers down the spine of even the bravest souls! Modern advances in anaesthesia make the drill a relatively painless experience, but for those who really can’t stand it, there is an alternative called air abrasion. Also called microabrasion, air abrasion works in a similar manner to the sandblasters used to clean graffiti off walls.

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Anaesthesia

Pain Management – Anaesthesia

Pain is probably the number one cause of anxiety in most people when it comes to thinking about visiting a dentist. Unfortunately, some people avoid regular checkups, or even necessary treatment to correct a serious problem because they want to avoid pain.

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Pain Management

Typical Problems | Temporomandibular Joint Pain | Headaches | Sleep Disorders | Pain Relief

Oral pain can be the result of problems in the root structures of your teeth, your gums, palate, or soft mouth tissues. Common causes for pain include deep cavities that have exposed nerves beneath your teeth or in your gums,impacted wisdom teeth and gum disease.

In other cases, pain can be caused by clinical problems involving the chewing (masticatory) muscles or temporomandibular joint (TMJ). These kinds of pains are called orofacial pain.

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