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Please help! what is the name of the local anesthetic in needle the dentist uses before working on teeth?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry
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In brief: Many names

However they all do the same thing.
Some are lidocaine, septocaine, mepivacaine, carbocaine. They all come with different amounts of Epinephrine (0-1/20k) to make the anesthesia last longer.

In brief: Many names

However they all do the same thing.
Some are lidocaine, septocaine, mepivacaine, carbocaine. They all come with different amounts of Epinephrine (0-1/20k) to make the anesthesia last longer.
Dr. Peter Karsant
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Dr. Dell Goodrick
Dentistry

In brief: Several

There are several types of local anesthetics used in dentistry.
The most common these days are Lidocaine or septocaine, but there is also mepivicaine (aka carbocaine), which don't have vasoconstrictors and marcaine, a long acting anesthetic, just to name a few. If you ever have a reaction to an anesthetic, it is important to know which was used on you, so be sure to ask. Hope this helps.

In brief: Several

There are several types of local anesthetics used in dentistry.
The most common these days are Lidocaine or septocaine, but there is also mepivicaine (aka carbocaine), which don't have vasoconstrictors and marcaine, a long acting anesthetic, just to name a few. If you ever have a reaction to an anesthetic, it is important to know which was used on you, so be sure to ask. Hope this helps.
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