Dental anesthesia - Definition

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Definition


Dental anesthesia consists of numbing the part of the gums or the tooth that the dentist is going to operate on. It is a local anesthetic that often begins by applying some drops of the anesthetic on a small area of the mouth. This area then receives, without pain, a more powerful injection of anesthetic. Dental anesthesia allows dental surgery to be performed by blocking the ends of the nerves for a very short time. Several anesthetics can be used, certain ones in combination with others.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on October 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM by Jeff.
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