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A 37-year-old female asked:

getting tooth extraction what anesthetic do dentist use? is it safe ? i get a lot of palpitations and chest tightness. what's my best option?

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Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
Dentistry 43 years experience
Lidocaine or carboc: dentists typically use lidocaine or carbocaine if you have blood pressure or heart problems. Your dentist will probably use a non-adrenaline anesthetic, carbocaine
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Lidocaine: is the most common local anesthetic that dentists use. There are many others. They all have names ending in "caine" e.g articaine, procaine, etc. Good luck.

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