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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?

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

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Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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What are the techniqes of oral local anesthesia?

What are the techniqes of oral local anesthesia?

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

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Local anesthesia can be taken for hystersalpingogram?

No,: The procedure itself is somewhat similar to a speculum pelvic exam, then a catheter is placed through the cervix, and contrast injected. There is no opportunity for local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is local anesthesia the same thing as IV sedation?

Is local anesthesia the same thing as IV sedation?

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

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Root canal local anesthesia how long does it last?

Root canal local anesthesia how long does it last?

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

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Is local anesthesia used for inclusion cyst removal?

Is local anesthesia used for inclusion cyst removal?

Thanks for asking!: Local anesthesia can be used for inclusion cyst as sole anesthetic or in combination with additional sedative anesthetics. ...Read more

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Will local anesthesia hurt when giving to the cervix?

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

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Why do I not respond to local anesthesia or novocaine?

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

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Can a d&c be done in drs. Office under local anesthesia?

Can a d&c be done in drs. Office under local anesthesia?

Yes: D and c is done routinely in offices. It is generally done with deep sedation with medication such as propofol. Of course it needs to be done with an anesthesiologist present and with the usual emergency medications and equipment available. ...Read more

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For what length of time does dental local anesthesia last?

For what length of time does dental local anesthesia last?

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

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Do I have to eat before having surgery under local anesthesia?

Talk to MD: Patients having any type of anesthesia should not eat for at least 6 hours before a procedure. Even if there is only going to be local anesthesia used I would recommend following these guidelines. I would hate to see you have your case rescheduled because you ate something. ...Read more

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Why don't some people respond to local anesthesia or novocaine?

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

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Is it possible to have a tonsillectomy under local anesthesia?

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

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Is Fibroadenoma tumor removed under general or local anesthesia?

Is Fibroadenoma tumor removed under general or local anesthesia?

Either: It can be removed under local anesthesia.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is local anesthesia and general anesthesia?

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

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Why don't professional athletes use local anesthesia instead of cortisone during games?

Why don't professional athletes use local anesthesia instead of cortisone during games?

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

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Can a mentoplasty procedure be done by using local anesthesia without general anesthesia?

Yes, but: I suspect you would prefer some sedation as well. I don't think a general anesthetic would be required. Talk to you physician. ...Read more

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What sort of anesthesia is typically used for a blepharoplasty procedure? Can it be done under local anesthesia?

What sort of anesthesia is typically used for a blepharoplasty procedure? Can it be done under local anesthesia?

Yes: 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?

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?

It is possible: To try a very deep sedation, but it will be easier to put you to sleep for a light general or give you a spinal. Discuss your concerns with the anesthesiologist that day to come up with the best plan for you. ...Read more

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Recently septoplasty operation been performed. In it local anesthesia used! What does that mean? Was is mistake use local instead of general

Recently septoplasty operation been performed. In it local anesthesia used! What does that mean? Was is mistake use local instead of general

Septoplasyt: No, the ENT specialties often use after or during septoplasyt to 1- decrease the bleeding during surgery (when it's combined with Epinephrine) and 2- decrease postop pain. .. ...Read more

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What is used for local anesthesia?

Local anesthetics: There are many LAs (local anesthetics) that are used. Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Bupivacaine are just a few. ...Read more

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How is local anesthesia administered?

Many many ways: Local can be given by nasal spray, skin cream, needle injection. Eyedrops, gargling, nerve block can numb all parts of the body including muscle, bone, tongue. ...Read more

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General or local anesthesia. Which is better?

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

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Local Anesthesia (Definition)

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