Top 20 Doctor insights on: Inject lidocaine to prevent pain in the lower teeth

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How much lidocaine should be injected for tooth pain?

How much lidocaine should be injected for tooth pain?

Depends on situation: If your tooth is in pain then it will take more anesthetic to get it numb than if we are working on a tooth with minor decay. Also, lower teeth usually take more anesthetic to get profound anesthesia than upper teeth. For ordinary dental care of an upper tooth one carpule (1.8ml) should suffice. For a lower it usually takes two. If it is a toothache situation it can take as many as 4 carpules. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Where do you inject lidocaine and septocaine for dental work?

Where do you inject lidocaine and septocaine for dental work?

Depends on the Tooth: For upper teeth, the injection is normally right next to the tooth, on the outside, where the cheek/lip is. For surgery, another injection on the palate is needed. For lower teeth, the injection is normally near the back of the mouth on that side, where the jaw bone starts going up towards the ear. There are other types of injections also. It depends on the tooth and the planned procedure. ...Read more

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At the site where the dentist injected me, is it safe to rub lidocaine viscacious to numb my mouth?

At the site where the dentist injected me, is it safe to rub lidocaine viscacious to numb my mouth?

Mouth: Yes however if the tenderness persists more than 2 days return to the dentist for evaluation of the area. This tenderness is an uncommon occurrence. ...Read more

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Hello Dr Druz, on February 24, I had a dental visit. The dentist injected 4 needles if lidocaine and epinephrine. Withing 1 minute I started experiencing tremors, hot flashes, cold hands and feet, fatigue. 911 was called, I was then taken to the hospital

Hello Dr Druz, on February 24, I had a dental visit. The dentist injected 4 needles if lidocaine and epinephrine. Withing 1 minute I started experiencing tremors, hot flashes, cold hands and feet, fatigue. 911 was called, I was then taken to the hospital

Be careful: You most probably had a reaction to the epinephrine or it was injected into a blood vessel. In any event make sure you tell anyone working on you and they want to give you an anesthetic injection tell them what happened and insist they use a different anesthetic besides lidocaine with epinephrine. There are plenty other choices ...Read more

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Dentistry:I do not mind lidocaine injections in the lower mouth. At the same time, a palate shot could make me want to postpone an appn't. Any advice?

Dentistry:I do not mind lidocaine injections in the lower mouth. At the same time, a palate shot could make me want to postpone an appn't. Any advice?

Rarely needed: A palatial shot is rarely required, especially if your dentist uses a local anesthesia called Articaine, Asti has tremendous penetration power. A shot on the outside can often move the numbness towards the palate and than your dentist if needed can add a little at a time towards the palate. It will be virtually painless. ...Read more

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What to do if my gum are kinda numb. It is 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine do I need to put more on my teeth?

What to do if my gum are kinda numb. It is 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine do I need to put more on my teeth?

Dangerous: It is dangerous to self-medicate. Where did you get this agent, and what do you think it's going to do? Please stop applying these anesthetics and immediately call a Periodontist, a gum specialist, of care. ...Read more

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My gums are kinda numb. It is 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine do I need to put more on my teeth?

My gums are kinda numb. It is 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine do I need to put more on my teeth?

Topicals: Other than for some temporary relief of abrasions or certain sores in your mouth, topical anesthetics will not cure or resolve the cause of the problem which needs to be addressed by a dentist. See a dentist to determine the problem and the best way to treat it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about wisdom teeth pulled done by novocaine or lidocaine?

Common Procedure: Novocaine or Lidocaine are one of several types of local anesthetics administered to anesthetize or numb the areas where the teeth are to be removed. Many patients have wisdom teeth surgery just with local anesthesia and do well. You will be able to feel the sensation of pressure and be fully aware of the procedure, but should not feel any pain (sharp sensation). ...Read more

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Part of my tongue and gums are numb. It is 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine. Do I need to put more on my teeth?

No: You need to be immediately examined by a dentist. An internal infection may be putting pressure on your nerves. Failure to treat can result in permanent damage. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's okay to inject lidocaine viscous into gums?

Wondering if it's okay to inject lidocaine viscous into gums?

Bad idea: No one othe than a trained professional should ever inject anything into your body, including your gums. Viscous Lidocaine is not meant for injection. You can do yourself serious harm. ...Read more

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Is it true that lidocaine prevents capsaicin cream from working?

Is it true that lidocaine prevents capsaicin cream from working?

No: Infact compounded combinations of those teo drugs are often used to treat post herpetic neuralgia. ...Read more

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Wondering if you could inject lidocaine directly into your veins and what exactly would it do?

Lidocaine venous: A small amount might be used to reduce pain of other injected meds or cardiac arrhythmias, larger amounts would cause you to have a seizure and cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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Does emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream prevent injection hurting?

Topical anesthetic: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a topical anesthetic and can help with injection site pain. It won't take all the pain away, but it can help. Talk to your doctor before applying it without direction. ...Read more

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If I have a syringe and some lidocaine, can I numb my own broken tooth?

Not recommended: Self medication and use of local anesthetic is not recommended as you can have serious repercussions. Better, call a dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. Even if a pain reliever alleviates your symptoms, you should still see a dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Could emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream prevent a lidocaine injection hurting?

Yes: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) can prevent or greatly reduce the pain for a needle injection. ...Read more

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Could you take the drug evista (raloxifene) and have lidocaine injected for surgery?

Could you take the drug evista (raloxifene) and have lidocaine injected for surgery?

Yes: Evista (raloxifene) is an oral estrogen receptor modulator and is used for prevention of bone loss in postmenopausal women while Lidocaine is a local anesthetic and thus it can safely be used in patients on evista (raloxifene). ...Read more