Achieving numbness for dental treatment from cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, and even general care is so important for patient comfort. In fact, some patients elect to do sedation dentistry as they have had bad experiences not being able to get numb. TUMS to the rescue?
A tip, that can help some patients who have trouble getting numb is to take 3 TUMS 3 times a day before the dental procedure. We have used this on patient's who have professed needing a lot of anesthesia or difficulty in getting numb. The thought is that it decreases the bodies acidity which makes the anesthetic work better and last longer. Please check with your dentist before taking any medication and hopefully this information will help some patients.