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A 39-year-old member asked:

allergic reaction to numbing material used by dentist. how can i get procedures done in the future?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Johnson
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 27 years experience
Recommend evaluation: True local anesthetic allergy is extremely rare. There are many excellent allergists in your local area that can perform a prick and progressive challenge to local anesthetics to allow you to undergo future procedures.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
What was used?: There are multiple anesthetics available for the dentist to select from.

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