Will my procedure hurt?
Dr. Karen Ho and Dr. Min Hee Oh have years of experience in putting our patients at ease during their appointments with us. We provide exceptional care and our total focus is on your comfort and well-being.
Anytime there’s a need to numb your mouth for a procedure like a root canal or filling, we always start by applying a fast-acting numbing gel, followed by a local anesthetic. Both of our doctors have the skill and expertise to provide injections that are efficient and comfortable.
We won’t begin any work until we know that the area we’re treating is completely numb. During your procedure we’ll keep checking in with you to make sure you’re not feeling anything. We encourage all our patients to give us a signal immediately if they’re sensing even the slightest discomfort.
But we do understand that dental anxiety is a very real problem for many of our patients. If you prefer, we can prescribe a calming medication that you should take before you arrive at our office. When combined with our gentle approach, the medication will allow you to enjoy a relaxed, comfortable experience. If we do prescribe a medication, you will need to have a driver to get you to and from your appointment.
If you do have concerns, please share them with us before your appointment. We’ll do everything we can to put you at ease and tailor your treatment to fit your needs.