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what is local anesthesia

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Dr. Jennifer McAroy
16 years experience in Dentistry
Local vs. general: Local involves the "part" and general means the whole body is sedated, somewhat.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer McAroy
16 years experience in Dentistry
Local anesthesia: It is administered via injection, utilizing a needle.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
Local anesthetics: Lidocaine, bupivicaine, tetracaine, mepivicaine, ropivicaine, etc.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer McAroy
16 years experience in Dentistry
Local vs. topical: Local is administered sub-cutaneous and cutaneous. Topical is not andminister under the tissue and typically, is not approved as an injectable.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
It depends. : The duration of action of a local anesthetic is related to the choice of the specific medication and its uptake and metabolism. Some local anesthetics ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Injection: Local anesthetic is typically injected by needle into the tissue immediately below the skin in the area that one wants to numb. This can usually be p ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
18 years experience in Pain Management
Depends: What part of mouth/ oral pharynx due you want to block? Most nerves inner sting the mouth/ throat can be blocked. Just brush up on anatomy. Or che ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foead Geula
16 years experience in Anesthesiology
Usually not much: If an appropriately sized needle is used, local anesthesia injection is associated with minimal discomfort. I tell my patients that it's like a quick ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
18 years experience in Pain Management
It depends: Depending on which crowns are being worked on, a local anesthetic may be all you need. Discuss this with your dentist as sedation may also be availab ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience in Anesthesiology
"Local" is why: "local" anesthesia does just that-a small dose of a numbing agent is injected near a nerve, that, when in a certain concentration, blocks impulses thr ... Read More
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