What type of anesthesia will I need for dental root amputation?

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You will most likely get a local anesthetic for a dental root amputation. This involves a shot in your gums or inner cheek, with a medication such as lidocaine. The shot does not hurt, but you may feel a little stinging. The shot will numb the area and will wear off within a few hours. The local anesthesia is not sedating. If you have anxiety about the procedure, talk to your dentist about other anesthesia options.

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