Will I feel any pain?
The main reason that patients seek sedation dentistry is to avoid the pain that they had during previous dental care. Some patients have experienced pain even after receiving local anesthetic because the did not reach a state of profound anesthesia(no feeling). Sedation does increase the effectiveness of local anesthetics. Also , as discussed in other areas of this web site there are three reasons that patients do not get numb. Fortunately, there are techniques and alternate anesthetics that Dr O'Neill uses that can overcome these issues with local anesthetic. So, no you will not feel pain. Really.
This patient suffered from severe dental anxiety and avoided the dentist for about 20 years. We were able to put his fears at ease and do all the work required ... Read more
Thank you Dr. O'Neill and staff for taking such good care of me during my six hour sedation appointment! You truly help alleviate my fears with your specialized service ... Read more