Local Anesthesia

Following local anesthesia, special attention is required for young children, elderly patients and medically compromised patients

  1. To avoid injury to the inside of the mouth, there should be no chewing or biting of lips, cheeks or tongue while the area is still numb. The numbness will gradually wear off in 2-3 hours.
  2. During the first 24 hours, chew food by using teeth on the side of the mouth that did not receive treatment.
  3. If lips or tongue have been accidentally bitten, the wound may be swollen with white or yellowish plaque covering it. Do not rub or apply any medication to the wound. The wound will disappear by itself in approximately 7-10 days without scar. Pain relief medication can be taken if necessary.