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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is local anaesthesia during cavity filling at the dentist clinic affect my birth control pills effectiveness ?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No effect : This will not affect birth control.
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 47 years experience
No: Nothing in local anesthesia will affect your birth control meds. Only concern might be if you are given certain antibiotics which may reduce bc pill effectiveness.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 39 years experience
Probably not: It is antibiotic usage that affects birth control pills and not local anaesthesia.
Dr. Peter Flaherty
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
No: Local anesthetic will not interfer with birth controll pills.
Last updated Aug 8, 2018


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