Local anesthesia

What is Local anesthesia?

Local anesthesia is a procedure in which loss of sensation is induced by an agent for small surgical procedure.

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Hi Sir, I am A dentist practicing in XXXXXXX and my mother is suffering from Multiple sclerosis.
I would like to know what precautions do we need to take before giving local anesthesia to a patient suffering from multiple sclerosis

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You can give local anesthesia to a patient with MS.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic.
I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns.

There is no reason for a patient with multiple sclerosis to avoid local anesthesia. It is not...

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I am an adult with pe tubes in my ears. Can you explain the process for getting them removed? Is it similar to the in office procedure when they numbed my ear drum before putting them in? I'm worried about pain during the removal. Thanks!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
pe tubes are removed under Local anesthesia.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

In my opinion, removal of pe tubes is done under local anesthesia, where in a local anesthesia drug is injected in the ear canal and entire ear and ear drum is made numb.

It is simple...

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Hi, I have had constant thirst, dry lips, extra saliva production, I had 2 root canals but this was not happening before than!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Effects of local anesthesia and drugs, lip balm

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query.
The dryness and extra salivation can occur secondary to the local anesthesia and the drugs which you have taken during root canal treatment. Nothing to be panic....

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Hi, I had an abscessed tooth removed, and even though an x-ray confirmed this, and the procedure wouldn't be done for 3-4 days the dentist would not give me antibiotics. After it still hurt enough to go to a DR. who then prescribed amoxicillin. After 2-3 days the pain cleared up. The blood test showed , low platelet count148 high neutrophils % 79.7, and high neutrophils absolute 8.6. Would this point to an infection? The Dr. wouldn't say. Thanks XXXXXXX D

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
abscessed tooth, antibiotics, analgesics

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query, i have gone through your query.
The extraction of the tooth with an abscess should be prescribed with a course of antibiotics like penicillin and metronidazole(if you are not allergic) and analgesics....

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I have a little pimple on my tongue and when it bleed ....it doesn't stop for over a hour

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Bipolar Cautery under local anesthesia is a simple procedure.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for writing back.

1. Please get the bleeding lump cauterized with a bipolar cautery. This is a very simple procedure that can be done under local anesthesia.

2. At the same time, just before...

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Hi, I am allergy to all NSAID. But I need to go to a dentist soon for tooth extraction. Can I use anesthetic? Is anesthetic same is NSAID? thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
NSAIDS, Local anesthesia, general anesthesia.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
As far as the allergy to the NSAIDS is concerned, it belongs to analgesic group of drugs but the local anesthesia is entirely different, it belongs to anesthetic...

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im taking pyridoxine, levetiracetam, and lamotrigine,
my question is if any of these medications would interact in a negative way with the local anesthesia that a dentis uses.




doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Unlikely

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query. I do not see any likelihood that these medicines would negatively interact with local anesthesia of the dentist. You need not worry.

Feel free to write back....

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Dr. XXXXXXX
I am a disabled XXXXXXX with cholesteatoma. For several
reasons I am NOT a good candidate
for surgery. Are there any new
non-surgical options other than
microsuction you are aware of
or new less evasive treatments?
Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
First confirm the cholesteatoma.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. Having gone through all your previous questions and scan reports on this condition, I recommend that you undergo an MRI for Cholesteatoma (a new protocol published as a co-author):...

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I had 4 shots of local anesthesia two days ago around my belly button for a simple umbilicalplasty. I noticed my stomach was bloated soon as he finished the surgery. I do not think swelling/bloating is from the surgery because it was not very invasive. I did not have a hernia removed, it was to fix a scar. I do have stitches. My problem is that my stomach is still very bloated, is this normal? Could this be from the local anesthesia?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possibly a stitch caught the intestine

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query.

Read your history and description of events.

The bloating is possibly due to a stitch passing through the intestine. I too know this is a remote possibility.This is the thinnest part of the abdominal...

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I had a dental procedure today. The anesthetic worked fine at first but it wore off quickly. The dentist mentioned that i "processed" the anesthetic quickly. Then the tech mentioned it THREE more times, adding that for most people it lasts for four hours. My cheek stayed numb all day making it hard to talk or eat but during the procedure i was very sensitive to cold air and water. The tech made me feel as though I've done something wrong or I'm a druggie or something. I don't do drugs, i do drink wine occasionally and just had a physical including labs that showed im in great health. Why would the anesthetic wear off so quickly and why would the dental staff make me feel so awkward about it? Is this common?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
reduced amount of anesthesia, infection.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query.
As far the numbness following administration of the local anesthesia is concerned, Usually the anesthesia will work for 1-2hours depending upon the amount of anesthesia...

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my wife has fungal infection in both ears. removing the same is causing terrible pain. could you pls suggest whether the fungal infection can be cleared after giving local anesthesia? My other doubt is that whether she need to consult the doctor empty stomach for the above treatment with local anesthesia?

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My doctor wants to do a skin graft on a wound on the calf of my leg. It is about the size of a quarter. I have a pacemaker for a slow heart rate. He says I have to receive general anesthesia. Can I have a graft done with local anesthesia? I ll be honest, I am very concerned about being put to sleep.

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My son went to the dentist yesterday to get a cavity filled. They gave a local Anesthesia in his mouth. when he got out the dentist , his started swelling up . I want to know how can we cure this or is it normal for his lip to swell up after anesthesia

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