All You Need To Know About Anaesthesia In Dental Procedures

Local anaesthetics are conventionally used during dental surgeries such as teeth extraction, filling cavities and implants. Although novocaine is the most common anaesthesia, epinephrine is sometimes used.

Main takeaways:

  • While novocaine alone lasts 60 minutes, numbness remains for up to 90 minutes when combined with epinephrine.
  • The dentist will administer the dose according to the size of the site, type of procedure and your current health.
  • People with tooth infections and other conditions like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome are less sensitive to novocaine. Common side effects include headaches, dizziness and twitching muscles.

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