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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. Adam Lewis
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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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Which is better for an endoscopy, local anesthetic or sedation?

Which is better for an endoscopy, local anesthetic or sedation?

Sedation: I like t give a consciousness losing dose of Propofol combined with a Propofol infusion. The patient has no memory or awareness and the surgeon can get the job done safely without patient interference. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

Depends: Local anesthetic is always the safest. However, for healthy people, anesthesia procedures in an oral surgeon's office is statistically very safe. Most surgeons use a deep sedation or general anesthetic technique. In my office, general anesthesia is preferred because i can use medications that are short acting and make you feel good and alert instead of nauseated and sleepy afterwards. ...Read more

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Is local anesthetic risky for patients with existing arrhythmia?

Is local anesthetic risky for patients with existing arrhythmia?

No,: At least if no Epinephrine is in the mix. Indeed, local anesthetic can be mixed with Epinephrine mainly used in oral/dental surgery as it will limit the bleeding and the effect will last longer. Local anesthesia is the safest anesthesia. But what arrhythmia are you talking about, svt ? As in your age they are not to many possibilities... ...Read more

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What LOCAL anesthetic agent/medicine is safest for Long QT heart patient? Neck (thyroid) biopsy coming up, local anesth. will need to be used.

What LOCAL anesthetic agent/medicine is safest for Long QT heart patient? Neck (thyroid) biopsy coming up, local anesth. will need to be used.

Lidocaine should be: fine in the very small amount utilized. If absolutely necessary Lidocaine with Epinephrine could be utilized but is probably unnecessary. If you are extremely worried it could probably be done nearly painlessly with a skinny needle and no anesthetic. Your own anxiety and intrinsic catecholamine release is probably of greater risk than anything else. Mild sedation might be in order. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the option of lignocaine a local anesthetic; which do not cause allergy?

Please help! what is the option of lignocaine a local anesthetic; which do not cause allergy?

Rare: I have yet seen a true case of Lidocaine allergy- most of the reactions are from the Epinephrine added to make the Lidocaine stay at the site longer. The usual complaints are palpitation, shaking, fast heart beats. There are alternate local anesthetics available but i advise that you consult an allergist to get this worked out. ...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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Is local anesthesia the same thing as IV sedation?

Is local anesthesia the same thing as IV sedation?

Very Different: Local anesthesia involves injection of numbing medication into an area requiring surgery. As the name implies, it is only effective in this local area. Iv sedation describes the intravenous administration of medication to relax and sedate a surgical patient. These two techniques are complementary to one another and often used together. ...Read more

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Can i get tonsillectomy under local anesthesia only of just sedation? Or is general my only option?

Can i get tonsillectomy under local anesthesia only of just sedation? Or is general my only option?

General: Just try and imagine something operating in the very back of your throat. The discomfort, as well as the blood loss, would make it extremely uncomfortable. The only way to do this is under general anesthesia. ...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

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Immense pain with endometrial biopsy now doc wants me to have novasure with no sedation. Just local anesthetic. Should I worry? As I am.

Immense pain with endometrial biopsy now doc wants me to have novasure with no sedation. Just local anesthetic. Should I worry? As I am.

Mild sedative/driver: Ask your doctor for a prescription for ativan, for example to take prior to the procedure or take benadryl (diphenhydramine) beforehand if it makes you sleepy and have someone drive you to and from. ...Read more

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What are expert opinions on having a face lift (neck and face but not eyes or forehead) under local anesthesia with sedation?

What are expert opinions on having a face lift (neck and face but not eyes or forehead) under local anesthesia with sedation?

No problem in the..: Right patient. In 26 years of practice, about 90% of the facelifts I have performed have been done with this type of anesthesia. Unless there is a medical reason not to do so, the choice of anesthesia (in my practice) is left up to the patient. ...Read more

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Can breast implant removal be done with local anesthesia? Can I have my breast implant removal done with a local anesthesia and sedation rather than a general anesthesia? .

Maybe.: Yes, uncomplicated removal of breast implants can certainly be done under local anesthesia. However, if there is a chance of silicone gel breast implant leakage, need for removal of breast implant capsule, and/or need for additional surgery such as breast lifting, best to perform the operation under general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Does local anesthetic not work with everyone?

Does local anesthetic not work with everyone?

Local anesthetics: Are safe and effective. They should work in everyone. Failures are typically related to drug choice or administration issues. Also, some people have allergies to local. ...Read more

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How much time to the effects of local anesthetic last?

Varies: greatly depending on the local and if Epinephrine used. Bupivacaine lasts twice as long as lidocaine, can last six hours ...Read more

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Are there any problems associated with local anesthetic?

Are there any problems associated with local anesthetic?

Sometimes: An overdose of local anesthetics can cause seizures and cardiac arrest. Allergies to local anesthetics, particularly the "ester" local anesthetics such as novocaine, Benzocaine and procaine, can occur. True allergies from the "amide" local anesthetics such as Lidocaine and bupivacaine are much rarer. Sometimes Adrenalin (epinephrine) combined with local anesthetic can cause a rise in pulse and bp. ...Read more

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How much can a local anesthetic (novacaine) cost?

Cost of drug: Not much really! however, the cost of an injection of "novocaine" depends on who does it, what for and where! in a hospital it might cost a lot more than in an office. A specialist performing an intricate injection might charge several times more than a generalist injecting for a biopsy for example. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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