Which anesthetic will you use, Doctor?
Give me 2 capsules (cartridges) of Xylocaine 2% with 1:100,000 epinephrine.
I'll give you the anesthetic injection now. You may feel this a little bit.
Can you give me a general anesthetic (can you put me to sleep)?
I don't give general anesthetics in my office, because of the possibility of complications.
It's best to give a general anesthetic in a hospital to protect you from dangerous side effects.
Complications are difficult to treat in a dental office.
There, I'm finished now. Did I hurt you?
No. it didn't hurt much. I hardly felt it.
Rinse your mouth, please. I'll wait about 15 minutes for the anesthetic to take effect.
My lower lip feels funny already.
The anesthetic is starting to take effect. How does your tongue feel?
My tongue doesn't feel different. I don't feel well.
I'm dizzy and my stomach is upset. I think I'm going to vomit (spit up)
Don't worry. You're having a mild nervous reaction.
Is that normal?
It happens to a lot of patients and it's not serious.
You'll feel better in a little while. Everything will be OK.
I'll tip the dental chair back and that will help.
I'm thirsty. May I have a drink of water?
Yes, go ahead. You're looking much better. You looked pale for a while.
Yes, I do feel better now, doctor.
We can start now.
You'll feel pressure while I'm removing the tooth.
You'll also feel the tooth move, but it won't bother you.
Miss Jones, hand me a periosteal elevator.
Was that sensitive, Mrs. Waters?