What is Local Anaesthesia?

Sometimes, like with any surgery, you’ll need to be put under general or local anaesthetic. Anaesthetic is the use of a particular drug that puts you in a sleep-like state to make sure you don’t feel the effects of any surgery while it’s being undertaken.

Your local dentist in Warrington will use anaesthetic when performing difficult surgeries that might cause you pain, such as difficult root canals or placing tooth implants. But what is anaesthetic? And what are the risks involved when using it?

What is Local Anaesthesia?

Sometimes, like with any surgery, you’ll need to be put under general or local anaesthetic. Anaesthetic is the use of a particular drug that puts you in a sleep-like state to make sure you don’t feel the effects of any surgery while it’s being undertaken.

Your local dentist in Warrington will use anaesthetic when performing difficult surgeries that might cause you pain, such as difficult root canals or placing tooth implants. But what is anaesthetic? And what are the risks involved when using it?

What is Local Anaesthesia?

Sometimes, like with any surgery, you’ll need to be put under general or local anaesthetic. Anaesthetic is the use of a particular drug that puts you in a sleep-like state to make sure you don’t feel the effects of any surgery while it’s being undertaken.

Your local dentist in Warrington will use anaesthetic when performing difficult surgeries that might cause you pain, such as difficult root canals or placing tooth implants. But what is anaesthetic? And what are the risks involved when using it?

What is it?

Lidocaine is the most common local anaesthetic that any dentist will use; however, there are many others on the market. Novocain was one of the most leading anaesthetic drugs, however nowadays is not used as other drugs are more effective. These drugs also are less likely to cause any allergic reactions in patients.

If you do need local anaesthesia, your dentist will apply it to the area after drying and applying a numbing gel. A large majority of people do not feel the needle, so don’t worry about any pain!

Side effects  

It is very unlikely to receive any side effects whilst under local anaesthetic; however, the most common side effect that you’d get (if you were to suffer from any side effect at all) is a hematoma. This is when the injection needle hits a blood vessel.

The needle injecting the anaesthetic could also injure a nerve. This could possibly cause pain or numbness for several weeks to several months but will heal over time.

When is it used 

Your dentist will recommend using local anaesthetic due to the type of procedure you have to endure. This could be for a number of procedures, such as the application of dental implants, tooth replacement surgery, root canal surgery and extractions.

If you’re in need of any of these procedures, you will be informed by your dentist of what the surgery will entail and what you should expect, so you don’t come across any nasty surprises along the way. Contact your dentist in Warrington for more information about dental surgeries or to answer any questions you may have about the type of anaesthetic they might use.

Health concerns 

Although it is rare to experience any allergic reactions to local anaesthetic, be sure to tell your dentist about any side-effects you may suffer during or after any surgical procedure. If you take any prescription or over the counter drugs, be sure to let your dentist know this also, as some medications can react to local anaesthetic.

Contact Your Local Dentist in Warrington Today

Still not sure about how local anaesthetic is used at Jones Dental? Be sure to contact our dentistry team today, we’re happy to answer any of your dental-related questions and queries!

Call us today on 01925 602 405 for any dental advice or to enquire about our range of services.