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How is local anesthesia administered?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Edsall
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Many many ways
Local can be given by nasal spray, skin cream, needle injection.
Eyedrops, gargling, nerve block can numb all parts of the body including muscle, bone, tongue.

In brief: Many many ways
Local can be given by nasal spray, skin cream, needle injection.
Eyedrops, gargling, nerve block can numb all parts of the body including muscle, bone, tongue.
Dr. David Edsall
Dr. David Edsall
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Dr. Ernesto Pretto
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Via Injection
Local anesthetics are administered via injection, also called infiltration.

In brief: Via Injection
Local anesthetics are administered via injection, also called infiltration.
Dr. Ernesto Pretto
Dr. Ernesto Pretto
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Dr. Kirpal Singh
Also there are some topical formulations but takes a while for them to work and may not penetrate deep enough.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Injection
Local anesthetic is typically injected by needle into the tissue immediately below the skin in the area that one wants to numb.
This can usually be performed with minimal pain for procedures that are performed at the level of the skin or just below. Muscle cannot be numbed by local anesthetic, limiting it's application for most operations.

In brief: Injection
Local anesthetic is typically injected by needle into the tissue immediately below the skin in the area that one wants to numb.
This can usually be performed with minimal pain for procedures that are performed at the level of the skin or just below. Muscle cannot be numbed by local anesthetic, limiting it's application for most operations.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: No tube
Local anesthesia is given via a series of injections designed to deaden the area being worked on.
Frequently a sedative is offered or given to make the experience more pleasant.

In brief: No tube
Local anesthesia is given via a series of injections designed to deaden the area being worked on.
Frequently a sedative is offered or given to make the experience more pleasant.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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