Testing. Your allergist can also perform novocaine, lidocaine, etc testing to truly determine if you are allergic.
Carbocaine. This is an another anesthetic that can be used for dental anesthesia. Than being said there are very very few actual cases of someone being allergic to local anesthetic. What usually happens is the patient is affected by the Epinephrine that is combined with the local anesthetic. A jittery feeling or a racing heartbeat may result. The dentist can use an anesthetic without epinephrine.
Citanest Plain. Very well tolerated by most epinephrine-sensitive patients.. Hard to get. Most docs don't have it. Perpetually on back order.
I am allergic to novacain, septocaine, and lidocaine. Is there anything else that can be used for a dental procedure?
See an allergist. People with allergies to local anesthetics tend to cross-react to medicines within the same chemical group. You've listed medicine from both major anesthetic groups, which is not common. An allergist can perform testing to determine: 1) if you are truly 'allergic' or have other types of reactions, 2) exactly what drugs from each class you react to, 3) if there are drugs you can safely take. Read more...
Two groups. There are two groups of local anesthetics: ester and amide. If you allergic to esters, amides can be used. Sometime allergic reactions happen to preservatives (paba ) added to the anesthetic solutions. You need to know what exactly was the cause of your allergy. Visit to allergist will help. Read more...