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Dental local anesthetics?


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Hi all!

 

I’m wondering if anyone has had dental work done while they were tapering diazepam? 

 

I’m currently on a hold and feeling pretty stable. In the past, (pre benzos), I had a reaction to epinephrine during a minor skin surgery (local anesthetic contained it). 

 

I have two small cavities that I’m getting filled next week. The dentist thinks I can probably get away without using any numbing. I know most Novocain contains epinephrine and I’ve already worked it out with my dentist to not give me anything that contains epinephrine, if I need to use anything at all.

 

My question is- has anyone used a local dental anesthetic successfully without any bad side effects while tapering diazepam?  If so, which anesthetic did your dentist use? 

 

I appreciate all input!  :smitten:

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Don’t hold me to it, but I think there’s a local anesthetic that doesn’t have epinephrine they can use. I think I remember someone mentioning it somewhere on BB.
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Thanks Kit! Yes- the dentist did tell me that he can give me something without epinephrine. I’m still scared of it. It might sound crazy, but I’m scared it will give me a bad reaction. I’m more terrified of their help and “medicine” than I am of the drilling!  :-\
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I have had a lot of dental work done while tapering with no problems.  This includes a root canal, an extraction, implants put into jaw.

 

On all of them I have had novacaine injections or some type of numbing injections to numb the area on all of the dental work.  But you mentioned that you had a reaction to epinephrine.  I don't think I have ever had an issue with epinephrine.  I wish there was more I can say.  I hope that things go well for you.

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I’ve had lots of dental work the past few months. For most of it, I had the non-epi shots. Very mild increase in symptoms several days later each time. Mainly buzzing/vibrations, but nothing dramatic. Had to have Novocain twice during that same time period because of the length of time the procedure would take. I actually had fewer symptoms Rev up from them than I did on the non-epi. Go figure. Either way, it wasn’t a big problem and I did fine.
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