dental anesthesia

den·tal an·es·the·si·a

general, conduction, local, or topical anesthesia for operations on the teeth, gingivae, or associated structures.

dental anesthesia

any of several methods to reduce or block pain and discomfort during dental procedures. See also awake anesthesia, inhalation anesthesia, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, regional anesthesia, topical anesthesia, block anesthesia.

den·tal an·es·the·si·a

(dentăl an-es-thēzē-ă)
General, conduction, local, or topical anesthesia for operations on the teeth, gingivae, or associated structures.

den·tal an·es·the·si·a

(dentăl an-es-thēzē-ă)
General, conduction, local, or topical anesthesia for operations on the teeth, gingivae, or associated structures.

Patient discussion about dental anesthesia

Q. Can dental anesthesia trigger a heart attack? I have heart problems and about to go to the dentist to do a root canal.

A. Well, it's a very very rare complication, and one that dentists know how to and should avoid, but if the anesthetic substance reach a blood vessel it may cause problems with the functions of the heart (mainly the heart rhythm, less commonly the normal heart attack).

However, if you have heart problem, especially problems with the valves of the heart you should inform your doctor and your dentist - you may need to receive antibiotics prior to the dental procedure in order to prevent infective endocarditis (infection of the heart valves).

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/ency/article/001098.htm
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dentalhealth.html

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