Anesthetic is a huge advance in dentistry, however even when the shot can be given painlessly, most people still hate the hours numbness that they have to deal with after the appointment. Dr. Huynh uses a method of anesthesia that only numbs the tooth being treated; it does not numb the lips cheek or tongue, and it only lasts 20 MINUTES! It’s called a PDL injection and it works great for small fillings in isolated areas. At the end of the appointment, many of Dr. Huynh’s patients say “that was great! Is that something new?” No, this technique has been around since the 1970’s, but for some reason not everyone uses it!