By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Numbing Your Mouth I will use an anesthetic to numb your child’s mouth to pull out a tooth, or to take out a cavity. I will rub a cotton ball dipped in a “local anesthetic” on your child’s gums on the area where I

It’s never easy making the decision to have your child sedated for a procedure. It’s important that parents do their homework in advance and develop a comfort level with their child’s provider. I’ve seen it time and time again when a parent has “decided not to decide” and typically caries continue to progress, requiring more