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Can dental pain shots be life-threatening?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes dental anesthesia can cause problems.
Some patients have an Epinephrine reaction and it is important to tell your dentist if you have any medical issues such as heart problems or blood pressure issues. They can use an alternative which will not cause heart racing (tachycardia). Full disclosure of diseases, allergies, implants, and medical conditions is essential to a patients well being.

In brief: Yes

Yes dental anesthesia can cause problems.
Some patients have an Epinephrine reaction and it is important to tell your dentist if you have any medical issues such as heart problems or blood pressure issues. They can use an alternative which will not cause heart racing (tachycardia). Full disclosure of diseases, allergies, implants, and medical conditions is essential to a patients well being.
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

I assume you are referring to local anesthesia.
If so, then yes there is a risk just as there is with any medication that you take. Although minimal, there is the chance of an allergic reaction and that's why it is important to give a complete and accurate medical history.

In brief: Possibly

I assume you are referring to local anesthesia.
If so, then yes there is a risk just as there is with any medication that you take. Although minimal, there is the chance of an allergic reaction and that's why it is important to give a complete and accurate medical history.
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

There is special anesthetic for heart pt's otherwiise, unless you get an overdose, it's very safe.

In brief: Not usually

There is special anesthetic for heart pt's otherwiise, unless you get an overdose, it's very safe.
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
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Dr. Donald Blair
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

It is possible as with all drugs, however it is very rare.

In brief: Possible

It is possible as with all drugs, however it is very rare.
Dr. Donald Blair
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Driving

Much less of life threatening risk than driving.

In brief: Driving

Much less of life threatening risk than driving.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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