Dental work often involves tooth extraction or removing gum tissue, and this means using anesthesia. To prevent pain and discomfort, as well as to reduce anxiety and fear, the use of dental anesthesia is often part of dental procedures.
Anesthesia works by numbing the teeth and gums to help relieve pain during an oral procedure. It allows patients to gain a sense of comfort about complex treatments done by dentists, but at times, using dental anesthesia can lead to some side effects. Therefore, before its administration, your dentist will get your complete medical history to avoid any possible complications or side effects. Adverse effects of dental anesthesia are rare and can vary depending on the type of anesthesia used. Some of the possible side effects are the following:
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Swelling at the site of injection
- Numbness in the mouth
The adverse effects of anesthesia likely exhibit in patients with a history of alcohol abuse, serious medical problems or people that are highly allergic. Some of the adverse effects of dental anesthesia are Paresthesia or Nerve Damage, which can last for weeks or months and CNS toxicity that can cause fast heartbeat, shortness of breath and irritability.
After anesthesia administration, your dentists will provide instructions to prevent further complications. To learn more about Anesthesia brands and types used in a dental clinic, visit Den’s N Dente.
– Den’s N Dente Team