We want children to experience pain-free dentistry, and support the use of local anaesthesia. First we apply topical anaesthetic, our "tooth marmalade", which superficially numbs oral tissues to ensure that your child doesn’t feel the entrance of the needle. The treatment can usually begin within 30 seconds following the injection. Children are not familiar with the numb sensation of their lips and can sometimes get upset, or try to bite their lips. This can be dangerous, so parents must supervise their children and ensure they do not accidentally hurt themselves.