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Dental Local Anesthesia and GA

05/09/2011

Question:

Can people have dental local anesthesia safely, if they had reaction to general anaesthesia ie, airway problem?

Answer:

Thank you for your question. This should not be a problem at all assuming normal doses of local anesthesia are used. It is good to remember that sometimes a drop or two of local anesthesia can "drip" down the throat and may feel very strange with perceived difficulty swallowing. It may scare you, but is not a concern. You should be fine.

Good luck.

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Response by:

Steven I Ganzberg, SB, DMD, MS Steven I Ganzberg, SB, DMD, MS
Formerly, Clinical Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University