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Where do you go if you have epilepsy and need some dental work? What kind of anesthesia?
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Dr. Seth Akst
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
The answer really depends on what kind of dental work you need, and how well-controlled your epilepsy is.
With well-controlled epilepsy, a procedure normally done under local anesthesia at the dentist's office can still be performed there. Local anesthesia should not interact with your epilepsy, unless the anesthetic is injected mistakenly into a blood vessel. A careful dentist can reduce the risk.

In brief: Depends
The answer really depends on what kind of dental work you need, and how well-controlled your epilepsy is.
With well-controlled epilepsy, a procedure normally done under local anesthesia at the dentist's office can still be performed there. Local anesthesia should not interact with your epilepsy, unless the anesthetic is injected mistakenly into a blood vessel. A careful dentist can reduce the risk.
Dr. Seth Akst
Dr. Seth Akst
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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: A Dentist
If the dentist is aware of your condition, it generally shouldn't be a reason not to have work done.
Although most local anesthetics can cause seizures in very high doses, the minute amount required for dental anesthesia shouldn't be a problem.

In brief: A Dentist
If the dentist is aware of your condition, it generally shouldn't be a reason not to have work done.
Although most local anesthetics can cause seizures in very high doses, the minute amount required for dental anesthesia shouldn't be a problem.
Dr. James Marx
Dr. James Marx
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dentist
Most of the procedures that a dentist can be handled with a local anesthetic.
If you need more anesthesia then you need to discuss this with your dentist and the anesthesiologist.

In brief: Dentist
Most of the procedures that a dentist can be handled with a local anesthetic.
If you need more anesthesia then you need to discuss this with your dentist and the anesthesiologist.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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