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Dentistry has come a long way over the last few years and many of you will be surprised on your next visit. Even if you have put off going to the dentist and are experiencing problems, Dr. Dew has new ways to provide relatively painless treatment. It may seem strange, but visual stimuli, sounds and even memories can actually enhance pain. By blocking the nerve with an anesthetic, the dentist can numb the area requiring treatment for a specific period of time. To eliminate the discomfort associated with injections, topical agents are applied to tissues prior to the injection. This combined with the use of Nitrous Oxide or "laughing gas" for relaxation can often reduce the pain, fear and anxiety associated with shots. Still skeptical? Give us a call and we'll be happy to talk with you.