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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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can i get tonsillectomy under local anesthesia only of just sedation? Or is general my only option?
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.
Immense pain with endometrial biopsy now doc wants me to have novasure with no sedation. Just local anesthetic. Should I worry? As I am.
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Getting rhino and septoplasty done with local anesthesia & only minimal IV sedation. Can i get breathing tube to protect airway still?
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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
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
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