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Does Methadone Consists Of Heroin Cracking?

Hi I have to go to the dentist next month and I m gonna be under conscious sedation . But I ve been reading the former and it says I cant have it it I have been using drugs which I have I take herion cracking and methadone what would happen if I do still have it done
Fri, 1 Mar 2019
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Hello,

While it is true that local anaesthesia is more difficult to reach in heroin users, it is not impossible either.

A skilled dentist can apply more profound local anaesthesia with alternative techniques in combination with a sedative, that is usually an anti-anxiety drug, to achieve the desired level of sedation.

The only problem would be if there was recent drug use. In this case it is best to avoid sedation as it would risk heart and vessel damage.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ornela Ademovi, General & Family Physician
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Does Methadone Consists Of Heroin Cracking?

Hello, While it is true that local anaesthesia is more difficult to reach in heroin users, it is not impossible either. A skilled dentist can apply more profound local anaesthesia with alternative techniques in combination with a sedative, that is usually an anti-anxiety drug, to achieve the desired level of sedation. The only problem would be if there was recent drug use. In this case it is best to avoid sedation as it would risk heart and vessel damage. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Ornela Ademovi, General & Family Physician