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Smoking Weed And Local Anesthesia
I have been smoking crack cocaine since 9:30am today and at 3:30pm I have a dental appointment where I will be put under local anesthesia. My Risks?
Tell your dentist: Because they might want to avoid local anesthetic with epinepherine, as the combination could cause a dangerous rise in heart rate. The bigger issue at hand is the fact that you're smoking crack in the first place. Please seek treatment for your addiction issues. Crack is very dangerous, and if you keep doing it, your health issues will be much worse than local anesthetic. ...Read more
Block & Infiltration: There are essentially 2-types of local anesthesia delivery. 1. Block- this is where a larger area is anesthetized using a single injection location. This is used many times in the lower jaw. 2. Infiltration- this is where only certain teeth are anesthetized, usually 1-3, and occurs more often in the upper jaw. There is also topical anesthesia, which is primarily used in hygiene for cleanings. ...Read more
Very Different: Local anesthesia involves injection of numbing medication into an area requiring surgery. As the name implies, it is only effective in this local area. Iv sedation describes the intravenous administration of medication to relax and sedate a surgical patient. These two techniques are complementary to one another and often used together. ...Read more
Can vary: Depends on the area as well as how the anesthesia was given. Cob be as less as 45 min to as long as 6 to 8 hours. Sometimes anesthesia is given as infiltration. ..Sometimes as nerve block which can take longer. Especially for back molars. Also depends on location as well as course of the nerve.. ...Read more
Yes: Many of the local anesthetics are painful on injection when given anywhere in the body, especially in sensitive areas as the cervix. The cause numbness after they are injected, but on initial injection they are usually painful. ...Read more
Potency: Potency of the medication can be affected by expiration date, sun light or high temperature or infection at the sight of injection, you need to discuss it with the operating physician ...Read more
Depends on local: We have different anesthetics that have differing durations of action, and it depends if it's delivered in the maxillary arch (top teeth) or mandibular arch (bottom teeth). Anesthetics last longer in the mandibular arch. Anesthesia doses can last from one hour to 18 hours. ...Read more
You won't like it: This would be very unpleasant.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: This would not be possibleGet a more detailed answer ›
Several reasons: With regard to dental anesthesia, anatomical differences between patients may affect whether or not the local is effective. An acute infection/abscess produces a difference in ph which can make it more difficult to achieve profound anesthesia. Certain medical conditions also may make it more difficult for the local anesthetics to be metabolized, and more difficult for the patient. ...Read more
Tonsillectomy local: This is not impossible. As an anesthesiologist I have provided care with this under local - I doubt that you will find anyone in the USA willing to do this due to the high litigation environment and the over regulation by the government and then local regulation and then hospital policies. ...Read more
It can be removed under local anesthesia.
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General = brain: Local anesthesia involves injecting numbing medication such as Lidocaine into the area to be numbed. The medication baths the nerves and blocks their ability to sense pain. An example is numbing the skin to suture a cut. General anesthesia uses medications that temporarily affects the brain putting you "to sleep" so you don't feel pain or have awareness. (it isn't really sleep). ...Read more
Numbness: The numbess of local anesthesia not only reduces pain, it also reduces feedback, control and strength of your limbs. Think of how your mouth works after being numbed for dental work. Now imagine trying to throw a ball with a numb, heavy arm. You won't feel shoulder pain, but you also won't be able to perform athletic skills. ...Read more
What sort of anesthesia is typically used for a blepharoplasty procedure? Can it be done under local anesthesia?
Local anesthesia may be sufficient.
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I don't want general or spinal anesthesia for a ureteroscopy that is going to be upcoming what types of local anesthesia's are availible?
Do I need general anesthesia for a thread lift? Can a thread lift be done under local anesthesia, or does it usually require a general? .
Recently septoplasty operation been performed. In it local anesthesia used! What does that mean? Was is mistake use local instead of general
Dear sir Just one month before I underwent pilodinal surgery which was performed in a casualty by local anesthesia but now recurrent there hl?
For what procedure?:
In general, less is better. So, if it can be done with local comfortably, that's good.
In some cases local is not sufficient, and suffering to avoid general anesthesia is not better. ...Read more