General anesthesia and other forms of sedation are desired by some patients. Local anesthesia is typically used to numb the specific area for most major dental procedures, including cavity filling and root canals. New technologies, such as The Wand® STA and OraVerse, can be used to make the experience more pleasant. Drs. Kauftheil and Diba take great pride in making all dental procedures as gentle and pain-free as possible, and they are both noted for treating previously phobic dental patients.