Anesthesia Is Comfortable and More Effective at Grapevine Dental Care

Jan 13, 2016, by Dr. Becky Coats

Anesthesia more comfortable at GDC

One of the things that makes people afraid of the dentist is that they have difficulty getting numb. And then their dentist won’t believe them and proceeds to work anyway. This makes dental work painful, and it’s completely unnecessary.

At Grapevine Dental Care, we do things differently. First, Dr. Coats won’t doubt that you’re having difficulty getting numb, and she won’t do work until you’re completely comfortable. But Dr. Coats also has a secret that will help you get numb faster and more comfortably, which we’ll talk about and which she explains in this video.

Why Your Body pH Matters

You are probably familiar with pH a little bit. It’s a measure of how acidic your body is. It’s a little different for everyone, and it can also vary from day to day. And that can be a problem, because pH controls how easy it is for the anesthesia to cross the membrane into your nerve cells, and how much of the anesthesia gets neutralized on the way there. If there’s too great a mismatch between your body’s pH and that of the anesthesia, you will need a lot more of it to numb the treatment area. And it will take a lot longer.

Not only that, but you’ll really feel the injection. When the mismatch between your body and the anesthesia is too great, it’s almost like putting lemon juice in a cut–ouch!

To avoid that, we will test your body’s pH, then custom mix a small amount of anesthesia just for you. You’ll be amazed at how fast and how well it works. Even if you’ve never had trouble getting numb before, you’ll probably notice a difference. And if you can’t normally get numb–you will!

We also offer sedation dentistry if your previous experiences make you highly anxious about coming to the dentist. It will help you transition until you realize that our office is different from others you’ve been to. We also provide NuCalm relaxation dentistry to our anxious patients.

You Can Make the Process Easier

You can also help us out by trying to neutralize your body’s acidity. Start three days before your appointment at our office. Three times a day, take three Tums or similar calcium carbonate antacids. It will help neutralize your body’s pH, make it easier for us to mix your anesthesia so that you can get your injection more quickly–and you can be sure it’ll work.

If you are tired of being worked on by a dentist who doesn’t believe you’re numb, or if you’ve never been able to get numb, let us help you. Please call (817) 481-6888 for an appointment with Grapevine cosmetic dentist Dr. Becky Coats at Grapevine Dental Care.