Will I Be Awake During the Gummy Smile Procedure?
Watch this video to learn more about anesthesia for the gummy smile procedure, as well as options for relieving any dental anxiety.
Usually the procedure is done under local anesthesia. But if someone is anxious or apprehensive about a treatment, we usually give them like a sedative, like a Xanax or Ambien that not only relax you mentally, but also relaxes the muscles during the procedure. But local anesthesia, sometimes even laughing gas would do the job. And so pain is not really an issue because once the area is numb, you are not feeling anything of anything whatsoever.