Is Getting Porcelain Inlays and Onlays Painful?
We’ll make sure you’re thoroughly numb before proceeding with your inlay/onlay preparation appointment.
Once you’re numb, you shouldn’t experience any pain during the procedure. You might experience some pressure as we work on the tooth but no pain.
After your procedure, you might experience a bit of gum or tooth soreness. Any discomfort should resolve within a day or two. Over-the-counter painkillers or anti-inflammatory medications can help, as can warm salt-water rinses every few hours.
Can I Be Sedated During My Dental Procedure?
Your Carson cosmetic dentist provides several sedation options depending on our patient’s needs. These include:
- Nitrous oxide
- Oral sedatives
- IV sedation (general anesthesia)
Typically, oral sedatives or nitrous oxide are used for this type of procedure. However, some patients with severe dental anxiety/phobia or those with certain developmental disabilities might be more comfortable being completely asleep during the procedure. In these cases, we would discuss the option of general anesthesia.