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Novocaine Side Effects
Sometime...: Novocain (procaine) side effects are rare. Some are temporary tingling, numbness and pain around the injection site. Most of these usually go away with time. More severe side effects-- anaphalactic shock, irregular heart rate with pain, anxiety (fainting), nausea, need to be reported to your dentist or emergency room. There are other anesthetics other than novacain that have more side effects. ...Read more
Possibly: It depends on what you are asking. The normal side effects are numbness, loss of sensation in the area of injection. Depending on the type and what vasoconstrictor was used there could be other side effects. ...Read more
Systemic: Side effects such as jitters, ringing in the ears, metallic taste in the mouth, irritability, seizures and eventually heart rythmn problems can occur. ...Read more
Is a rare side effect of epidural steroid injections the feeling that all your muscles were shot with novocaine?
Local: Often times a local anesthetic is added to the steroid injection which can cause some motor (muscle) weakness and sense of numbness usually bellow the site of the injection. A way that all your muscles would feel weak or numb is if some of that local anesthetic went into the subdural space. ...Read more
The left side of my face is getting numb feels like I got a shot of novocaine in my left cheek! I feel sort of disorientated. Don't know! I'm not used to dr. S but im paniced!
Facial: Facial numbness can be from many causes like bell's palsy, a complicated migraine headache to a stroke. I don't know your age or your medical history. Because you are also experiencing disorientation, I recommend that you be evaluated at the emergency room to determine the cause. I wish you well. ...Read more
Husband has type 2 diabetes. He has a small area of facial numbness on right side of mouth, like dental procedure/novocaine, fingertips, right.
See doctor: Whether or not the diabetes is well controlled this condition should be evaluated asap. It could be caused by a number of different things. Diabetic neuropathy, a tumor or growth impinging on a nerve, circulation problems, multiple sclerosis are all things that can cause numbness or tingling anywhere in the body. Get him to the doctor quickly. Good luck. ...Read more
If I ice the side of my cheek where the shot of novocain (procaine) was, will the numbness go away?
Novocaine: There is just one kind of novocaine. ...Read more
Local Anesthetics: Both Lidocaine (xylocaine) and novocaine (procaine) are local anesthetics that anesthetize, or numb. Lidocaine is an amide and novocaine an ester local anesthetic respectively -- this refers to their chemical structure and bonding that dictate onset of action, duration of action and metabolism to some degree. Essentially, they both have the same action. ...Read more
Generally, yes: Practically any drug can cause allergic reaction. Having said that, the true allergy, defined as a reaction mediated by antibodies etc., is more common to novocaine, than to lidociane, particularly if it is in preservative- free solution. Your doctor will help you to determine the right answer after gathering a bit more information. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Possibly: Both local anesthetics are esters, which means they are in the same family. However, true allergy is rare. Most commonly it is a side effect of Epinephrine added or a preservative. Lidocaine, Marcaine and other amide local anesthetics shouldn't cross-react. Cocaine has its own side-effects that are very dangerous so stay away, allergic or not. ...Read more
Novocaine: Novocaine, generic name is procaine is hardly ever used at all these days as a local anesthetic for a variety of reasons. There are safer, more effective local anesthetics that should be used in place of Novocaine. In addition, I would not recommend that anyone attempt to manufacture a prescription drug intended to be injected into the body. Please do not attempt to do this. ...Read more
The trend for porcelain veneers is toward not preparing teeth. If you have the right case, then you may not need to be numbed.
But many cases still need to have some numbing to get great results.
If you just want somewhat of an improvement then no -prep can be an option. If you want a perfect, amazing smile, then some preparation is probably necessary.
For veneers, see the best cosmetic dentist! ...Read more
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