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Dental Local Anesthesia Side Effects
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
Depends on local: We have different anesthetics that have differing durations of action, and it depends if it's delivered in the maxillary arch (top teeth) or mandibular arch (bottom teeth). Anesthetics last longer in the mandibular arch. Anesthesia doses can last from one hour to 18 hours. ...Read more
Using lipo6 black ultra concentrate. Have a deep dental cleaning where they will use a local anesthesia. Will I be safe with using lipo6 black ultra.
What can be done for someone who has a genetic insensitivity to local anesthesia but needs dental work done?
Sedation: I have yet to have a patient who genetically could not become anesthetized with local anesthetics, but if that is the case for you, you may want to consult with a local practice that performs sedation dentistry. ...Read more
I received dental work with local anesthesia five days ago. I woke this am to pain and swelling at the site. Could it be an infection?
It could be: But without knowing exactly what treatment was performed, and without being able to see you, how can anyone really tell? Why not call your treating dentist for a follow-up? They will have a better idea as to what may be needed to solve your problem. ...Read more
I have been smoking crack cocaine since 9:30am today and at 3:30pm I have a dental appointment where I will be put under local anesthesia. My Risks?
Tell your dentist: Because they might want to avoid local anesthetic with epinepherine, as the combination could cause a dangerous rise in heart rate. The bigger issue at hand is the fact that you're smoking crack in the first place. Please seek treatment for your addiction issues. Crack is very dangerous, and if you keep doing it, your health issues will be much worse than local anesthetic. ...Read more
I'm allergic to lidocaine & epinephrine used for dental & dermatology procedures & need to know what local anesthesia is ok for sensitive persons.?
Had fast heart beat after dental local anesthesia. Also feeling a bit dizzy drowsy and cold. Now an hour has past. Should everything be ok? Or go toER
The local: Will sting a bit when injected. Then you should feel pressure, but not pain during the extraction. When the local wears off, you will probably be sore. ...Read more
What to do if I'm having all my teeth extracted and getting immediate denturesi am only having local anesthesia what should I expect?
Depends really: If you have all your teeth (28-32) you can expect soreness, to what degree depends on many factors. Immediate dentures are really an estimate on what the doctor/lab think you jaw will be like once the teeth are out. There will likely be a lot of inflammation immediately after, thus making the dentures feel tight. Within a week or so, the inflammation will lessen, dentures will loosen. Good luck ...Read more
I've 3 damaged teeth and one of them reached the nerve already. Can I be under general anesthesia!? I can't bear the pain even under local anesthesia.
Pain alternatives: General anesthesia may be an option with an oral surgeon but I would suggest that you try speaking with your health care provider to explore other options such as oral or IV sedation. ...Read more
No: If properly "numbed up" you should feel no pain. Although, while awake you will be aware of pressure and sounds. Many opt for I.V. Sedation to avoid any unpleasantries. ...Read more
I'm getting my wisdom teeth out and will be getting local anesthesia, not general. Will I be awake?
Wisdom teeth coming out next week so scared? And after 7 day he will remove 2 (one at the top the second on the bottom) with local anesthesia how bad will it be?
Why not have: All of them done simultaneously with sedation so that you don't feel anything and so that you only have one procedure, and one healing period and you are all done? Best to see an oral surgeon for this though - sounds as though this was not the plan, but may be in your best interest. ...Read more
Depends: Likely local will be used but it may be in combination with some IV or oral sedation. Just talk to your provider to find out what your options are. ...Read more
Local: The best is to only use the local anesthetics to get the area fully numb. The sedation route can cause too many problems that are too complex. People elect sedation based on their fear that is artificially produced. Be smart and use only the local. ...Read more
Personal preference: For most people, being sedated for wisdom tooth removal is the best way to get the teeth out due to not knowing what is going on during the procedure. Obviously, a lot of patients do not want to be sedated and do just fine. Personal preference rules here. ...Read more
I am getting my impacted wisdom teeth removed tomorrow will I feel anything they are only using local anesthesia and does the needle hurt?
Is it normal for an oral surgeon to remove two lower impacted wisdom teeth with only local anesthesia?
What kind of anesthesia should be used for pulling wisdom teeth? I hate pain, but I hate how general anesthesia makes me feel, too. I've had it twice and was miserable sick to my stomach for two days. Is a local anesthesia good enough for having four wisd
General anesthesia: Having all 4 wisdom teeth extracted by local anesthesia is possible. However, most patients choose sedation. It is sedation similar to a colonoscopy procedure. Inform the oral surgeon what medications were used in your previous general anesthesia. Maybe a different anesthetic drug or anti-nausea medication can be given. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it advisable to pluck all 4 wisdom tooth all at once under local anesthesia! Is there any side effect after that? Please advice. Thanks
Depends: Under local only, many people have one side worked on at a time to preserve an unaffected side of their mouth for chewing. Others only want to go through the experience one time and opt to get it all done at once. The latter strategy makes more sense if IV sedation or general anesthesia is used but it is really up to you unless your particular medical or surgical considerations dictate otherwise. ...Read more
Don't feel a part of my head (occipito-parietal, left side) for 2 weeks now. Its like having a local anesthesia or stopped blood circulation. No headaches!
What happened: What happened before you had this sensation. Did you fall on the back if your head? Did this feeling of loss of sensation come out of the blue? You should get a neurological evaluation and good luck. ...Read more