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Oraverse To Reverse Effects Of Dental Anesthetic
Several choices: We have quite a few in our arsenal. Just to name a few....Lidocaine, prilocaine, marcaine, articaine, and several more. They all have slightly different properties in duration and their ability to get you numb. Some also have Epinephrine while others don't. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
20% Benzocaine: Benzocaine is a local anesthetic commonly used as a topical pain reliever or in cough drops. It is the active ingredient in many otc anesthetic ointments such as products for oral ulcers. It has been used prior to local anesthesia for dental work for years. Some experience a burning sensation when used, may be a type of allergy/contact dermatitis. Usually the longer on, the better it works. ...Read more
Different types: If inhalation anesthetic is being considered for very minor dental surgery, nitrous oxide is the most common. In more extensive oral and maxillofacial surgeries performed in the hospital, your anesthesiologist will choose the best type of anesthetic depending on length of procedure, your medical history, current health, and medications. Keep smiling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many Options: In my office I have about 5-6 types of dental local anesthesia. I use them based on the procedure i'm doing, and where that procedure happens to be in the mouth. I agree with dr. Brodsky; however, i also use carbocaine, marcaine, polocaine, and citanest on a fairly regular basis, each has different amounts of Epinephrine (the substance that increases duration of anesthesia). No "novacaine". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lidocaine/articaine: Most common is lidocaine with epinephrine in the U.S., but articaine with epinephrine usage is growing rapidly due to more profound and more rapid anesthesia. Mepivocaine is also frequently used. All of these are injectable and not topical anesthetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone has a high tolerance to dental local anesthetics, does this mean they would also have a high tolerance to general anesthesia?
Different drugs: Local anesthetic is usually lidocaine or bupivicaine. General anesthetic is halothane or propofol or some other type of drug. So, in short, while you may have a high tolerance to locals and generals, there is no way to use one to compare the other as they are different drugs, different categories, and different mechanisms of action. My best advice, relax and let the meds work. :-) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Guidelines are: Strict on this question. Your dental surgeon will have provided you with appropriate wait-times for consuming anything having sedative properties on top of the anesthesia you've already had. If your procedure lasted longer, the wait times will be longer..If your body is compromised vis-a-vis kidney/liver function or chronic disease the wait times will be longer still. Clear up with him/her, please. ...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
Local anesthetics: Local anesthesia normally lasts from 30 minutes to 4 hours. This depends upon which local anesthetics are used, whether it is an infiltration or block injection and your own metabolism. There are some long acting local anesthetics that last up to 12 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me in a dental surgery of two hours, how long does the effect of a local anesthetic?
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