A 41-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

How is local anesthesia administered?

1 doctor answer
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 performed with minimal pain for procedures that are performed at the level of the skin or just below. Muscle cannot be numbed by local anesthetic, limiting it's application for most operations.
Answered on Dec 30, 2011
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
Not enough info: We would need more information about why you were advised not to use local anesthesia with epi. Was it because of concerns about epinephrine, which c ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Safe: Safe in the hands or an oral & maxillofacial surgery. You also should have been told about the option of treating with antibiotics til after child ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Local anesthetics are class b drugs in pregnancy, that is, there is no known risk in pregnancy. Local anesthetic is the drug that injected in a spina ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month