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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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How to reduce the swelling from local anesthesia at the dentist?

How to reduce the swelling from local anesthesia at the dentist?

Local swelling: Are you asking about the feeling of being swollen or actually being swollen from the injection? Swelling from an injection is very uncommon so if you are swollen see your dentist. If you are asking about the feeling of being swollen(numb) the drug is detox'd in the liver so a good brisk walk with a good cup of coffee should help reduce the swollen feeling to an hour or so after leaving the office. ...Read more

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For filling is local anesthesia at a dentist better?

Local anesthetic: I am confused by the wording of your ? Do you mean to infer that you can get the local somewhere else? Or do you mean does it make the procedure better? Depending on the extent of the procedure it can definitely make it more comfortable. Some procedures can be done without it at no consequence to the patient, sometimes a laser can be used which many times requires no numbing. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How long does your mouth stay numb after anesthesia at the dentist?

How long does your mouth stay numb after anesthesia at the dentist?

Local anesthetics,: Depending on which one was used and whether a vasoconstrictor was included, as well as the amount given, can have a wide range of anesthesia times. Some can dissipate after only 30 minutes, while others can last 10-12 hours. While numb, stick to a non-chew, liquid to puree diet so that you avoid the chance of injuring the soft tissue of your lip, tongue or cheek. ...Read more

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Can anesthesia from the dentist cause my jaw & mouth to be sore afterwards?

Yes: Not only did you have a needle placed into your jaw to provide local anesthesia. You had your jaw wide open for a prolonged period of time for the procedure to be competed. Nsaids will alleviate the pain, but you should check back with your dentist if the condition persists. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is no anesthesia better at the dentist?

Please help docs! is no anesthesia better at the dentist?

Yes: I would find a better dentist, really , who knows how to perform a proper nerve block for you. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the dentist's local anesthesia?

Here are a few: The most common are elevated heart rate, extended numbness, and bruising. There are less well known ones but the commercials on tv have a list of about one hundred that they have a speed reader rattle off for most other drugs, so in general it's pretty safe. ...Read more

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Little borther has a huge white swollen bump on his lip after eating from coming home from dentist. Either anesthesia or infection from biting lip?

Little borther has a huge white swollen bump on his lip after eating from coming home from dentist. Either anesthesia or infection from biting lip?

Bit LIp: It sounds like the things you see when a patient bites the lip after having local anesthesia. These things usually go away in a couple of days. ...Read more

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Will a dentist ever give someone general anesthesia?

Will a dentist ever give someone general anesthesia?

A few will: There is a very small group of specialists called dental anesthesiologists who are recognized by a few states. They will provide true general anesthesia. More commonly, IV or conscious sedation will be provided by a dentist, oral surgeon, periodontist who has had proper training, or by a nurse anesthetist or anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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