Penthrox belongs to a family of medicines called inhalation anaesthetics. Pain relief should start after 6-10 breaths, it has been used as a pain relief option in dentistry for many years. It’s a harmless gas with no long-term effects. When inhaled Penthrox provides instant relief from any discomfort and abating shortly after inhalation is ceased.
Prior to any local anaesthetic injections we use a topical anaesthetic cream. This is rubbed on your gums with a cotton swab to numb the area so there is no discomfort when receiving a local anaesthetic.
Although you may feel and sound little funny for a while after your appointment, local anaesthetic usually wears off after about an hour.
For more information on our dental pain management solutions, please speak to our friendly dental team on (03) 9888 5677. Our practice is located at 1/92 Balwyn Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103.