kovanazeDo you avoid going to the dentist because you hate getting a shot?  A lot of that is about to change.  Kovanaze is a dental anesthetic that is inhaled through the nose. It has recently been approved by the FDA and will be released in the near future.  It is comprised of Tetracaine HCL, a well known anesthetic, and Oxymetazoline HCl, a vasoconstrictor.  A measured dose is sprayed into one side of the nose and the result is a numbing of the teeth of the upper jaw from the second bicuspid through the central incisor. A spay in each nostril will numb the front ten teeth, all without the use of a needle.  Hopkins Aesthetic & Reconstructive Dentistry will be one of the first offices in the nation to be using Kovanaze.


Mike Hopkins, DDS