Patient Education

Online Dental Education Library

Dr. Dunville strives to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Oral Piercings: Five Things You Should Know
...Carried out under local anesthesia (a numbing shot), however, the procedure is usually simple and quick to heal...

Anesthesia
... We have also partnered with Premier Dental Anesthesia to offer yet another, deeper sedation option...

Maintaining Oral Health When You're Expecting
...Under the watchful eye of your dentist, it's possible to have anesthesia, X-rays and dental medications (if needed) without undue risk...

Ariana Grande Breaks Free - of Her Wisdom Teeth
...Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine, in-office procedure that is usually performed under local anesthesia or “conscious sedation,” a type of anesthesia where the patient remains conscious (able to breathe normally and respond to stimuli), but is free from any pain or distress...

Local Anesthesia Eliminates Pain Completely During Dental Work
...But thanks to local anesthesia, you won't feel a thing during your next dental procedure...

Antibiotics Before Implant Surgery Could Lower Infection Risk in Some People
...But don't be alarmed — it's a relatively minor procedure that usually requires nothing more than local anesthesia...

Nitrous Oxide
...Read Article Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
...After anesthesia has taken effect, a small incision is made to separate the gums from the teeth...

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair
...Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is used, so your child won't experience any pain...

Extractions
...A thorough medical and drug history is taken, to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure, and your options for anesthesia will be discussed...

Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies
...Typically, the procedure requires only local anesthesia, and it doesn't take long...

Sedation Dentistry
...Read Article Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine...

Sinus Surgery
...Your options for anesthesia will also be discussed...

Wisdom Teeth
...The type of anesthesia that's best for you will be determined before the procedure...

Air Abrasion
...It can eliminate the need for anesthesia, especially if the cavity isn't deep...

Anesthesia Wand
...The computer's microprocessor automatically adjusts the injection pressure for different tissue densities, maintaining a constant, comfortable flow of anesthesia...

Root Canal Treatment for Children
...In fact, the procedure generally causes little discomfort, but is quite successful in relieving tooth pain! Dentists are adept at using anesthesia to block the sensation of pain, and are experienced in calming the fears of young ones...

Endodontics
...Here's what to expect: First, you will receive anesthesia (usually a numbing shot) — and for many patients, the worst is now over...

Implant Dentistry
...The surgical procedure used to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases...

Oral Surgery
...Oral surgery is often performed in a dental office setting, under local anesthesia, with minimal recovery time...