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Scott Stephens, DDS
A Great Dentist

Will my treatment be painful?

Comfortable Dentist Pikesville MDWhen patients schedule treatment, they often express concerns over the comfort of their appointments. It is understandable that you might have questions about your treatment and whether it will be painful. At Scott J. Stephens Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we make every effort to provide you with comfortable dental care.

We realize the dentist's office is not everyone’s favorite place to be, but we try to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Many patients are apprehensive about having an injection, and we can certainly understand that. One of the factors that plays into how comfortable the injection is comes down to how slowly we administer the injection. We also numb the area before starting the injection with a super topical anesthetic.

Once the tooth is numb, your treatment should be comfortable. We test the teeth for total numbness before getting started to ensure your complete comfort. No one likes surprises when it comes to dental treatment.

After dental treatment, some discomfort is to be expected. Tooth sensitivity after treatment should gradually subside. Any time a tooth goes through trauma it may be sensitive for a few days to a few weeks. If you ever have questions about sensations you are feeling during or after treatment, alert us to what you’re experiencing. We want you to feel completely comfortable.

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