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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
25 years experience in Dentistry
Here are a few: The most common are elevated heart rate, extended numbness, and bruising. There are less well known ones but the commercials on tv have a list of abou ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience in Dentistry
Ask OBG: There are different beliefs on getting local anesthesia during the first trimester. I would ask your Dr. and/or OBG.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends on local: We have different anesthetics that have differing durations of action, and it depends if it's delivered in the maxillary arch (top teeth) or mandibula ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: This stuff in my opinion is bogus. Get your teeth cleaned and don't worry about it.
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A member asked:
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
21 years experience in Dentistry
Local anesthesia: Usually very little if any, unless you are truly allergic, have high blood pressure (if epinephrine is used) or nursing or pregnant. Always consult yo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Newman
35 years experience in Anesthesiology
Regional anesthesia: Regional anesthesia is extremely safe and commonly used during labor and delivery. At my institution the epidural rate is nearly 90%. We are careful ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
DEPENDS: Having no IV sedation is always best because you eliminate a procedure you may not need. You will always have local anesthesia even under IV sedation. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
Few side effects: When Lidocaine is injected into an area (such as around a tooth) to numb it, there are usually no side effects. If Epinephrine is added to lidocaine, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
Unlikely!: Novocaine, which is a type of local anesthesia injected to numb an area, wears off relatively quickly within an hour or two. It is absorbed into the b ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: I say yes because it is not a rare type of anesthetic. It is usually of shorter duration than lidocaine. In my office I use a carobaine plain for th ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
42 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: It depends on what you are asking. The normal side effects are numbness, loss of sensation in the area of injection. Depending on the type and what va ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Generally: No if you notify your surgeon upfront as we need to know all drugs a patient is on.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No but...: Your high blood pressure places you at higher risk for bleeding under a local and should be discussed with your surgeon or anesthesiologist.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Nelson
42 years experience in Dentistry
Not normally: Not normally. Most extractions under IV sedation do not require intubation. Even if intubation is required in select cases, there are other medicatio ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Depends on you: If you can keep calm a local can be sufficient. If you need general make sure they have a board certified anesthesiologist in the office and the offic ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
General anesthesia: Requires an anesthesiologist. Most surgeons administer their own local anesthesia & which is included in the surgical fee, or there is a minimal c ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
I would not worry: There is no such risk from medicines used for such operations. There is no such drugs used medically that can cause cancer. Steroids are also free fro ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morey Furman
36 years experience in Dentistry
No: Methadone will have no effect on the extraction of teeth. It will however interfear with the efficacy of the general anesthesia. Be sure to let the or ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaymin Chang
20 years experience in Anesthesiology
Depends on the drug: It is not recommended to use street drugs prior to any anesthetic. Any procedure involving local anesthetic could potentially require further sedatio ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
35 years experience in Dentistry
Side effects: 14% drowsiness, 10% headache, 8% dizziness, 5% nervousness, 5% nausea, 5% vomitting. Caution of use needed if patient is suicidal, drug dependence, sl ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
Sleepiness, mainly: Versed (midazolam) is a medication in the same family as valium. It helps relax you and provides sedation for procedures such as endoscopy or minor su ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
12 years experience in Anesthesiology
Lidocaine: Probably lidocaine.

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