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How Long Will Numbness Last After my Dental Appointment?

June 20, 2018

Woman holding cold compress to face following dental treatmentIn order to ensure patient comfort, the dentist will likely use Novocain as a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. Following dental care using Novocain, patients typically remain numb for 30 to 60 minutes. However, depending on the extent of numbing, your individual response, and a number of other factors, you may remain numb for much longer. In this post, we’ll review some of the factors that influence the amount of time patients remain numb following treatment with Novocain local anesthetic.
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Are your metal fillings ruining your smile?

February 10, 2016

metal fillingsVintage is always in — classic cars, music and clothes remind us of a simpler time, where true quality was valued. But you know what’s not such a good throwback? Those old metal fillings. Not only do they mar your beautiful smile, but they can actually contribute some pretty serious dental problems, like breakage and even further decay. Fortunately, Dr. John G. Boyd and the team at West 7th Smiles replaces metal fillings for white, or composite fillings in one simple procedure. Keep reading to learn more about the treatment and whether it’s right for your smile!

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