dental anesthesia

den·tal an·es·the·si·a

general, conduction, local, or topical anesthesia for operations on the teeth, gingivae, or associated structures.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of hypnosis used with behavior management techniques to reduce pain or anxiety at the point of administering dental anesthesia in pediatric patients.
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