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Are there any lidocaine alternatives for heart patient at dentist?

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Dr. Charles Coleman
Dentistry 25 years experience
Lidocaine: Lidocaine isn't the problem usually.It's the Epinephrine that in the lidocaine.Use ldocaine with no vasoconstrictor such as epi.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Cardiac issues: Lidocaine can be used for most heart patients. There are other local anesthetics but that's not usually the concern or issue. Some patients are sensitive to the Epinephrine that is added to the anesthetic but this does not have to be used. Eliminating Epinephrine is not required for all cardiac problems. Your dentist should always consult with the patient's cardiologist before treatment.

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Last updated Jan 29, 2015

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