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Is it true that some dental anesthetics have cocaine in them?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
No: Cocaine can be used as a local anesthetic, but no commercially available local anesthetics have Cocaine in them.
Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry 14 years experience
NO: This may have been the case in the past (like in the '60's), but is no longer the case. Cocaine is sometimes used in the operating rooms for various things, but the dental anesthetics used at your dentist office absolutely do not.

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