Alternative to Dental Anesthesia

I have had two right upper molars (#2 & 4) prepped for crowns. I had bad reactions to the anesthesia, even with no adrenaline or epinephrine. I am scheduled to have the two crowns placed soon, and would like to know if there are any other alternatives to using anesthesia? Or, is it possible to not use anything during the crown placements? I had these teeth bonded first, and did it without anesthesia, and the pain was very extreme. Please advise. Thank you.

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Answer: Dental Anesthesia for crown placement

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Many times it is not necessary to have dental anesthetics when placing a crown. The procedure should be simple and very routine. First,your temporary crown is removed, this may be slightly sensitive due to the exposed dentin, however I can imagine a bad reaction to anesthetic is much worse. Once removed, the excess cement is cleaned with a small brush or gauze, your permanent crown is tried in and the fit is checked. If your dentist is happy with the fit, shade and occlusion, the tooth is then cleaned, dried, and the crown is cemented. You may have sensitivity during this procedure, however it is short lived and subsides very quickly. You may want to take an over the counter pain reliever 1 hour prior to your appointment as well.

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