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Doctor insights on: Where Would A Dentist Inject Lidocaine To Prevent Pain In The Lower Teeth

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Hello Dr Druz, on February 24, I had a dental visit. The dentist injected 4 needles if lidocaine and epinephrine. Withing 1 minute I started experiencing tremors, hot flashes, cold hands and feet, fatigue. 911 was called, I was then taken to the hospital

Hello Dr Druz, on February 24, I had a dental visit. The dentist injected 4 needles if lidocaine and epinephrine. Withing 1 minute I started experiencing tremors, hot flashes, cold hands and feet, fatigue. 911 was called, I was then taken to the hospital

Be careful: you most probably had a reaction to the epinephrine or it was injected into a blood vessel. In any event make sure you tell anyone working on you and they want to give you an anesthetic injection tell them what happened and insist they use a different anesthetic besides lidocaine with epinephrine. There are plenty other choices ...Read more

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Where should a dentist inject the lidocaine to block pain perception?

Where should a dentist inject the lidocaine to block pain perception?

By the nerve: Adjacent to the nerve which supplies the affected area, so that the lidocane spreads to the nerve. ...Read more

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What can I expect when getting injected with lidocaine(xylocaine) from the dentist?

Pinch then pressure: Local anesthetics like Lidocaine when injected will produce a prick (unless they swab the area with topical anesthetic first) then burning or lot of pressure when the local is injected. You may feel a. Shock sensation if he/ she gets close to a nerve. ...Read more

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Can getting lidocaine shots from the dentist for tooth removal cause death?

Can getting lidocaine shots from the dentist for tooth removal cause death?

Very low probability: As with any drug, there is a therapeutic level and toxic level. For dental anesthetics there is a large difference in the amount of drug that is typically used for dental procedures and the toxic amount. If the anesthetic is inadvertently injected in an artery, there could be life threatening effects, but this is also extremely rare. ...Read more

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At the site where the dentist injected me, is it safe to rub lidocaine viscacious to numb my mouth?

At the site where the dentist injected me, is it safe to rub lidocaine viscacious to numb my mouth?

Mouth: Yes however if the tenderness persists more than 2 days return to the dentist for evaluation of the area. This tenderness is an uncommon occurrence. ...Read more

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How much lidocaine should be injected for tooth pain?

How much lidocaine should be injected for tooth pain?

Enough to stop it: There is a maximum of any drug that should be used for a patient in a given time. The amount of 2% Lidocaine for instance is over 20-25 ml in a short time. Generally, to numb a tooth only 2-4 ml is needed. Different anesthetic drugs have different durations, effectiveness, and maximum doses. Your doctor will know which is right for each drug and keep within safe guidelines at all times. ...Read more

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Where do you inject lidocaine and septocaine for dental work ?

Where do you inject lidocaine and septocaine for dental work ?

Depends on the Tooth: For upper teeth, the injection is normally right next to the tooth, on the outside, where the cheek/lip is. For surgery, another injection on the palate is needed. For lower teeth, the injection is normally near the back of the mouth on that side, where the jaw bone starts going up towards the ear. There are other types of injections also. It depends on the tooth and the planned procedure. ...Read more

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Before I see the dentist again, can a 2-3 mm space between two (solid in place) lower front teeth be bonded to prevent shifting later on?

Before I see the dentist again, can a 2-3 mm space between two (solid in place) lower front teeth be bonded to prevent shifting later on?

Probably...: But the bonding will be prone to de-bonding due to occlusal forces from your maxillary teeth, and the newly bonded teeth will look large compared to the other narrow lower anterior teeth. If you are comfortable with both these potential issues, then consider it and discuss your desires with your restorative dentist. ...Read more