Posted by: Gogo | 2009/08/16


adrenalin in anaesthetic

Doc, I' m too scared to go to the dentist although I have 2 broken molars and need to go ASAP. The reason is that I have had an atrial fibrillation and my heart reacts badly to any stimulant such as ephedrine, adrenalin, and even caffeine. The last time I went to a dentist (5 years ago) he said the anaesthetic must be mixed with adrenalin otherwise it doesn' t work for long enough, and I must just grin and bear it. That was long before the fibrillation, but it made me feel dizzy and my pulse was very fast.
I use an alpha& beta blocker along with 2 other hypertension meds to keep my pulse rate and blood pressure down.
Is there any way to have dental work done without adrenalin in the injection? I really don' t know what to do. Toothache is better than another trip to the ICU!

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

using anaesthetic without adrenaline is VERY common in dental practice.
The duration of that anaethetic is sufficient for most dental procedures

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Posted by: Gogo | 2009/08/17

Thank you! I think I need a new dentist...

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