Anesthesia

Have you had past trauma in the dental chair? Do you feel a little shaky just picking up the phone to dial the dentist? Are you beginning to worry about the health of your smile but can’t bring yourself to make an appointment? We can help! Dr. Heidi Brandenburg and her Edina dental team want you to get the dentistry you need and deserve. That’s why we also offer a soothing and gentle experience that rivals a trip to the spa for relaxation. To augment our compassionate approach and gentle touch, we offer local anesthetic. Need to go back to the office right after your appointment and don’t want to embarrassment of having a numb mouth, WE GOT YOU COVERED! We can administer a reversing agent that will counteract the numbness. Just like that, you’ll regain full feeling and go on your way!

We also offer oral conscious sedation to our patients that may need a deeper level of sedation. This technique is not only perfect for those who get a little nervous about dentistry, but also for those who have a strong gag reflex, have trouble sitting for long periods of time, have some TMD pain, or find getting numb more difficult than most. We will prescribe a safe and effective relaxant for you to take before your appointment so you can arrive completely relaxed and at ease. Just ask for a neck pillow and blanket, some music on an ipad, and drift off while we do all the work. Because it does cause drowsiness, you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.