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What are common dental anesthetics?

What are common dental anesthetics?

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 more

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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more


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Can a simple dental anesthetic last for days?

Can a simple dental anesthetic last for days?

Not usually: If the nerve was rubbed or bruised during the injection, one could have lasting numbness (paresthesia) for a period of time while repair occurs. ...Read more

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How long does it take for local dental anesthetic to kick in?

How long does it take for local dental anesthetic to kick in?

Dental anesthetic: Depending on the location and the accuracy, 3-5 minutes. If the area is swollen, infected, or hypersensitive, it may take longer, or it may not take at all. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the usual ingredient in topical dental anesthetic?

Please help! what is the usual ingredient in topical dental anesthetic?

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

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What kind of inhalation anesthetic may be administered for dental surgery?

What kind of inhalation anesthetic may be administered for dental surgery?

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 more

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Dental local anesthetic used in singapore?

Dental local anesthetic used in singapore?

Same: Dental anesthetics are pretty much the same all over. They are primarily the amide variety such as Lidocaine and mepivicaine. Ester varieties like novocaine are no longer used. ...Read more

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Which dental anesthetics do most dentists use?

Which dental anesthetics do most dentists use?

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 more

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What dental anesthetics do most dentists typically use?

What dental anesthetics do most dentists typically use?

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 more

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What dental anesthetics do most dentists typically use?

Lidocaine/articaine: Most dentists in the world use either lidocaine or articaine. ...Read more

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Will dental anesthetic weaken muscles?

Will dental anesthetic weaken muscles?

No: Simply provide temporary loss of sensation, by blocking sensory nerve pathways. You are still able to activate the motor function. ...Read more

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If someone has a high tolerance to dental local anesthetics, does this mean they would also have a high tolerance to general anesthesia?

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 more

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Can you have a beer after receiving dental anesthetic at dentist?

Can you have a beer after receiving dental anesthetic at dentist?

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 more

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Can i drink alcohol after receiving dental anesthetic?

Can i drink alcohol after receiving dental anesthetic?

Yes and No: Consuming alcohol after undergoing dental treatment may be acceptable if your were not sedated or taking a narcotic analgesic post treatment. ...Read more

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Can dental work with local anesthetic cause loss of taste?

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 more

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I will be in a dental surgery of two hours, how long does the effect of a local anesthetic?

I will be in a dental surgery of two hours, how long does the effect of a local anesthetic?

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 more

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Can you tell me in a dental surgery of two hours, how long does the effect of a local anesthetic?

Can you tell me in a dental surgery of two hours, how long does the effect of a local anesthetic?

At least: Local anesthetic will last as long as necessary to complete your treatment and for a period of time after. Dentists have different local anesthetics to choose from, and will pick the appropriate one for your procedure. ...Read more

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