What type of anesthesia will I need for treating a cracked tooth?

In most cases, you will not need anesthesia to treat a cracked tooth. Depending on the damage to the tooth and your individual treatment plan, your dentist will be able to tell you what medications or anesthesia will be needed.

For simple repairs such as smoothing, bonding, or a crown to cover and protect the tooth, you should not need any anesthesia. If you have more serious damage and need to have the tooth pulled, your dentist or oral surgeon may use a general anesthesia.

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