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Does any local anesthetic cause some sedation in a patient?

Does any local anesthetic cause some sedation in a patient?

Not in right dose: Local anesthesia is injected to cause numbness in a small area of the body, such as around a tooth before dental work. In proper doses, it causes no side effects at all. Sometimes lidocaine, one type of local anesthetic, is given directly into a vein to treat abnormal heart rhythms. This can cause brief side effects such as ringing in the ears or drowsiness, but these go away quickly. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more


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Can there be some alcohol in novocaine or other anesthesia used in dentistry?

Can there be some alcohol in novocaine or other anesthesia used in dentistry?

Definitely, no: Injectable local anesthetic does not contain an alcohol. Moreover, you do not drink any alcohol 24 hours before you receive the anesthetic. ...Read more

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Any anesthesiologists with experience on what anesthesia is safe if you have had a stroke under general anesthesia and neuro rxn to local?

Any anesthesiologists with experience on what anesthesia is safe if you have had a stroke under general anesthesia and neuro rxn to local?

Its complicated: People recover from strokes and have very different sequelae (fancy term for your condition/recovery). If you are fully recovered or even recovered such that there is little in in neuro deficits (motor or sensory changes) then any anesthesia will be safe. If there are severe deficits than perhaps close (invasive) monitoring will be needed. Overall the body and brain compensates for the injury. ...Read more

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Can dental work with local anesthetic cause loss of taste?

Can dental work with local anesthetic cause loss of taste?

The nerves that are: Anesthetized for dental procedures are from the 5th cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve). Taste nerves are from the 7th cranial nerve (facial nerve) for the anterior 2/3's of the tongue. Changes in taste/ lack of taste here are usually related to issues with the 7th nerve. There is no specific connection with normal dental local anesthesia and taste changes. Hope this helps. Please see your doctor! ...Read more

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I read studies that showed General anesthesia can causes amnesia and 35% increase risk of dementia. Is IV Sedation same like General Anesthesia.

I read studies that showed General anesthesia can causes amnesia and 35% increase risk of dementia. Is IV Sedation same like General Anesthesia.

See below: Do not think your statistics reflect real data. Did you find a blog from an online "expert"? IV sedation is not akin to general anesthesia and likely does not really represent any profound risk. Suggest you talk with your doctor regarding your concerns, ...Read more

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Just prior to the more painful mouth palate injections in preparation for oral surgery can a patient request nitrous oxide as an helpful aid, or not?

Just prior to the more painful mouth palate injections in preparation for oral surgery can a patient request nitrous oxide as an helpful aid, or not?

Sure, or a general.: Palatal, roof of the mouth injections, for oral surgery procedures such as dental implants etc. Can be uncomfortable. Sometimes a topical anesthetic and a little distracting pressure with a dental instrument will suffice. Otherwise, nitrous oxide. (inexpensive) oral sedation more ( expensive) twilight sleep or general anesthesia (most expensive) does the job. What is it worth to you? ...Read more

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What effects can a general anaesthetic have.

What effects can a general anaesthetic have.

General anesthetics: General anesthesia can be obtained through volatile anesthetics and intravenous anesthetics. Overall, these medications are quite safe but they do impact many organ systems throughout the body. They depress consciousness, typically lower blood pressure and blood flow, and in some instances may interfere with normal kidney function. ...Read more

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Can a general anesthetic make you dumb? Also can a general anesthetic cause mental retardation?

Can a general anesthetic make you dumb? Also can a general anesthetic cause mental retardation?

Not usually: General anesthesia in the hands of a skilled anesthesiologist is a safe approach. However there are circumstances when during anesthesia, blood pressure falls too far and for too long, or there is a prolonged period of lack of oxygen, that can result in brain damage. If you are considering surgery, speak to your surgeon and the anesthesiologist about the risks. ...Read more

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Is local anesthesia an option for a genioplasty procedure? I'm concerned about the level of anesthesia required for chin reduction. In the past I have had fairly adverse reactions when being put under general anesthesia and prefer local anesthesia wheneve

Is local anesthesia an option for a genioplasty procedure? I'm concerned about the level of anesthesia required for chin reduction. In the past I have had fairly adverse reactions when being put under general anesthesia and prefer local anesthesia wheneve

Anesthesia: While i suggest talking with your surgeon about anesthetic options i very much doubt someone would remove bone from your face under local anesthesia. Anesthesia has risks yet you cannot have certain things done to you awake. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it necessary for minor surgery along with local do you have to have those amnesia drugs for sedation.

Is it necessary for minor surgery along with local do you have to have those amnesia drugs for sedation.

Anesthesia: if surgery is being done under local anesthesia sometimes, depending on the extent of the surgery, oral anti anxiety medication may be offered depending on the patient's tolerance to pain. Often the patient is given the choice. ...Read more

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Does methohexital for anethesthesia during surgery cause significant nausea and vomiting like other anesthetics?

Does methohexital for anethesthesia during surgery cause significant nausea and vomiting like other anesthetics?

Depends: People all react differently to anesthesia. There are patients that i can have severe nausea and vomiting from injectable anesthetic drugs while others have these symptoms associated mostly with gaseous drugs. ...Read more

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Gastroenterology: Does an endoscopic ultrasound of the pancreas usually require general anesthesia of the patient or can there be twilight sleep?

Gastroenterology: Does an endoscopic ultrasound of the pancreas usually require general anesthesia of the patient or can there be twilight sleep?

Outside my area!: I'm not an expert on this - but, even if I had a knowledgeable POV - it would mean nothing for your case. The medical team responsible for your procedure will not be moved from the practices they are confident and comfortable with. Really, they're right to make choices they'll be responsible for. If you can find what you want, fine. If you fear GA, try to find help w/ this fear - you can! Best! ...Read more

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What kind of inhalation anesthetic may be administered for dental surgery?

What kind of inhalation anesthetic may be administered for dental surgery?

Different types: If inhalation anesthetic is being considered for very minor dental surgery, nitrous oxide is the most common. In more extensive oral and maxillofacial surgeries performed in the hospital, your anesthesiologist will choose the best type of anesthetic depending on length of procedure, your medical history, current health, and medications. Keep smiling. ...Read more

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Can you die from local anesthesia for a small cosmetic procedure? I don't react well to benzo's. Scared of if they want mild sedation.

Can you die from local anesthesia for a small cosmetic procedure? I don't react well to benzo's. Scared of if they want mild sedation.

LA: Death from local anesthetic is really very rare. Death from too much sedation is less rare. If you do not react well to Benzo's then just have only local anesthetic do not do any sedation. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Local Anesthesia (Definition)

A local anesthetic is a drug that acts to deaden the nerves in the area that ...Read more