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A 30-year-old female asked:

I need a root canal with local anesthesia for my molar tooth. i now take 0.25 mg xanax (alprazolam) 3 times a day for my anxiety. is it safe to have anesthesia?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, just let your dentist/endodontist know what current meds you are on if they are going to use anything else besides local anesthetic.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Safe, recommended: because Xanax (alprazolam) may enhance the analgesic efficacy of local anesthetic.

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