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Can there be some alcohol in novocaine or other anesthesia used in dentistry?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Shouldn't be: Alcohol is not anesthetic agent used for injection. Lidocaine and others block the transmission of nerve impulses by affecting ion transfer along the nerve. Alcohol does not possess that property.

Answered 2/1/2018

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Dr. John Thaler answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

No: Not in the local anesthetics used in this country.

Answered 12/23/2013

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Dr. Robert Devin answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Novocaine Use?: No. There is no novocaine used today in the usa. Period. Can't get it. All local anesthetic has no ethanol (alcohol) at all. Period. Any that does isn't from the usa. But if in doubt, just ask your dds/dmd. If they say yes, decline treatment.

Answered 4/24/2015

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Definitely, no: Injectable local anesthetic does not contain an alcohol. Moreover, you do not drink any alcohol 24 hours before you receive the anesthetic.

Answered 7/22/2017

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