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Will you be able to feel "regular" anesthesia the dentist injects you with if you have had laughing gas?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers