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It depends: It depends more on the size of the wound. You didn't provide enough information to answer directly. I usually need less than 10 mL for most of the lacerations I repair in my emergency department. ...Read more
Drinking mepivacaine: First, your mouth will get very numb. Then you may anesthetize the muscles in your mouth and throat and thus feel like you are choking or gagging on your tonge and completely unable to swallow anything (or it may go into your lungs). So this is not a good idea at all. Otherwise, it is not poisonous by itself. ...Read more
Depending: On the quantity, and speed of injection a range from nervous system problems to seizures then cardiac to death ...Read more
Anesthesia: You don't drink MepivacaineGet a more detailed answer ›
Local anesthetics: Hexylcaine has a much shorter half life than mepivicaine. So, in a practical sense mepivicaine is more powerful. ...Read more
What is the best local anestesic of choice when pregnant lidocaine (category b) or mepivacaine (cat c)?
See below: Depends. For an IV insertion Lidocaine is best. Fast onset and fast removal. For a spinal I would use bupivicaine for a spinal, and Lidocaine for an epidural. Talk to your anesthesiologist for their opinion. If you are talking about dental procedures the amount used is so small that it should not affect the fetus. ...Read more
Got ehlers danlos syndrome, tooth extraction, it wouldn't budge. Mepivacaine and still felt pain when drilling. Really don't want a general!
Few: Carbocaine is an amide local anesthetic. It's side effects are similar to any amide local anesthetic which can include allergic reactions, nerve injury, and toxicity if overdosed. Sign and symptoms of high levels include ringing in the ears, numbness of the lips, metallic taste in the mouth, confusion, loss of consciousness, heart arrhythmias, or cardiac arrest. ...Read more
Yes: Carbocaine is designed for those individuals with Epinephrine sensitivity. Someone who has cardiac disease or sensitivity to Epinephrine will need Carbocaine for any dental work. It is usually sufficient for root canal treatment. The one downside is that is wears off quickly and is slightly less potent due to the lack of epinephrine. ...Read more
Chemistry: The differences between the three are the active components from which the anesthetics are made. The anesthetics generally fall into one of two categories, amides or esters, and have different levels of duration. Some of the local anesthetics have Epinephrine at different concentrations which can contribute to the duration and effects of the particular anesthetic. ...Read more
Mepivicaine: Mepivicaine (carbocaine) is pregnancy category C, however lidocaine is pregnancy category B and can be used safer. The answer actually depends on what the clinical situation is and whether the drug is needed. Talk to your MD. You can look up any drug and find out its pregnancy category. ...Read more
It is called also mepivacaine and is a common local anesthetic. Allergic reaction to Carbocaine include hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling or puffiness of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. (sometimes very serious and life threatening)
Nervousness, nausea, vomiting, are only side effects. ...Read more
Patient dependent: If the patient has an allergy to xylocaine or lidocaine, Carbocaine is commonly used with or without epinephrine. If a patient has a history of significant cardiovascular disease, Carbocaine without Epinephrine may be the preferred anesthetic. Carbocaine may also be used for patients who do not want a local anesthetic that has a short duration of action, or wears off quickly. ...Read more
Yes...: Any of the local anesthetics are usually in the 'caine' family. The most important part of the answer to your question is: was it administered correctly by the dentist, and was enough give. Dentist are very good at anesthetizing-:). ...Read more
Filling without shot: I'm guessing you're having fillings done without getting a shot, and you're asking if topical anesthetic (the numbing jelly) can be used, then yes it can be used, especially if the filling will be near the gums. It will give some local anesthesia to any gum tissue it's applied to, but will not give any numbing to your teeth. ...Read more
Why does it take eight or more hours for lidocaine or carbocaine to wear off after my dental work?
Severe neuro reactions to local anesthesia half of a small vial carbocaine separately also epinephrine TIA under gen anesth what is safe at dentist
You may want to try to find a dentist with experience using the biolase iplus hard and soft tissue dental laser. With most patients, using this laser cavities can be cleaned and prepared for a dental restoration painlessly.
If any drugs are to be used, with your history, then treatment in a hospital with a dental service is advisable, so appropriate medical assistance is available. ...Read more
I have a true, tested allergy to xylocaine (lidocaine). I've used carbocaine ok for years. Could I develop an allergy to it as well? I need some major dental work and I always worry that I will have a reaction.
Local Anes Allergy: It is always possible to develop an allergy but the likelihood is extremely small. I have never personally heard or seen a patient allergic to Carbocaine. You can always discuss this with an Allergist and be tested first by small subcutaneous injection prior to procedure. ...Read more
I ve had neurologic reactions to low doses of local anesthesia 1 2 of a small vial or carbocaine and also epinephrine topically fine with lidocane an alergist advises using gas from now on however I have a root cnal and several deep filing replacements am
A safe choice: Would be to have a dentist do the work in a hospital setting with a board certified anesthesiologist. You will be monitored during and after the procedure for complications. One option for you that avoids local use would be to have general anesthesia. Not a common choice for root canal, but maybe appropriate in your case. ...Read more
Have AVNRT, SVT. Is carbocaine safe for tooth extraction? Been a year needing extraction & dentist cannot decide. Tooth is decayed. Lidocaine safe?
AVNRT: Sounds as if you need a new dentist, the local agent are safe. ...Read more