Local Anesthesia

Various drugs (anesthetics) that are used to block pain in a particular part is called local anesthesia. The most common local anesthetics used is Lidocaine. They are injected before a surgery or procedure to prevent pain.

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After doing filling, I have numbness in my tongue sometimes. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,For about a week, the right end of my tongue has been feeling just a little numb and swelling. It would come and go a little bit throughout the day. It does not hurt, but it is just annoying. Sometimes, I will rub the end of my tongue on my teeth, and I did not know if that would cause it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. You have mentioned that you are experiencing this kind of tongue numbness only for a week and also had a filling done recently. So, my question to you is, did you get any injections in the mouth during your d...  Read Full »

Will I be able to undergo wisdom tooth extraction under general anesthesia instead of local anesthesia?

Query: Hello doctor, A piece of my wisdom tooth broke this morning when I was eating chewing gum. I did not see any browning of the tooth. Will I be able to get it removed under general anesthesia instead of the local anesthesia because I have a huge phobia of the dentist and the dental procedures?  Read Full »


Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is absolutely no need to worry. I would not suggest a general anesthesia for teeth-related problems. You can safely undergo tooth removal under local anesthesia without any pain. I suggest you see some good and experienced dentist as he will do the job easily a...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to have anesthesia in combination with my sleep medicine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old female. I have a question about anesthesia. I need to get a surgery on my foot to cut down a bump on a bone. The doctor said it is only going to be a twenty-minute procedure and I will be able to leave the hospital the same day. I take the medication Clozaril for a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vansh Priya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Continue your medication as advised. Just skip it on the day of the surgery. In the most likelihood, the excision of your bone bump will be done under local anesthesia, and this medication will not affect anesthesia or vice versa. So, sit back and relax. Have a sa...  Read Full »

How to treat a painful skin tag near my anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently got a skin tag near the anus. It is painful to excrete. There is a pain the whole day and there were even blood stains once. I am really scared and embarrassed too. Excretion has become a scary thing for me now. Please tell me how to solve this problem.  Read Full »


Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it could either be an acrochordon (skin tag) or a filiform wart. It can be confirmed only after examining. For skin tags, no creams or tablet will help resolve the issue because a skin tag is an extension of the normal skin. The treatment opt...  Read Full »

What is the painless black growth on my knee?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 56-year-old male. There is a painless black growth on the left knee, and that has been there for around two years now. My doctor advised me to use Duofilm (Lactic acid and Salicylic acid collodion) topical lotion in a recent visit. This reduced the size of the growth a little bit....  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The growth is a viral wart. It is a form of superficial viral growth on the skin. Yes, it usually increases in size if left untreated and can spread to other body parts by direct contact. They are best dealth with radiocautery, which is a simple office based surgery d...  Read Full »

Can a supernumerary tooth be extracted under local anesthesia instead of conscious sedation?

Query: Hello doctor,My 11-year-old son has a supernumerary tooth, and we need to extract that tooth. I was told that this procedure needs conscious sedation with periodic monitoring of vitals. But I am afraid of the medications that are used for sedation. Because some medicines will cause side effects like...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sedation is one of the options for the extraction of a supernumerary tooth. The other method is sedation along with general anesthesia. In extraction without sedation, the child should be cooperative, and the parents should console their child at the time of extract...  Read Full »

Why do I feel pain in my jaws after a root canal treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to a dentist four days ago to check my lower second molar. She gave two cartridges of anesthesia, cleaned the pulp, and put a temporary filling. After one day of the visit, I felt pain in my jaw, and I took Ibuprofen. I wanted to know, is this because I wide opened my mouth, or ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query, and I am very sorry for the issue. Since you had cavities, the dentist went for root canal treatment using local anesthesia. Once the anesthesia wears off, you feel the pain. The pain is normal. It is not due to long chair side t...  Read Full »

Did the cold drink prevent my tooth from getting numb?

Query: Hi doctor, I broke a tooth, so I went to the dentist, and I was very upfront about not having a root canal treatment. I preferred to get it extracted rather. She numbed my tooth and said she was going to fix it. After she had finished, she said I was going to need a root canal treatment. Now my too...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Failure of local anesthesia can be due to causes like poor quality of the anesthetic solution, a poor technique of administration, localized infection in the tooth, abscess formation, certain mutations, etc. Drinking few cold drinks has no effect on anesthesia. So, my sug...  Read Full »

Do I need anesthesia before a filling procedure?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a temporary filling for a deep cavity in the wisdom tooth. I have experienced extreme pain, and the dentist did not stop when prompted. Should I have been given a painkiller or anesthesia to numb the pain? Before the filling, I was not in pain, could drink cold water and eat withou...  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. All filling procedures do not require numbness before the treatment. Root canal treatment needs the tooth and associated gums to be anaesthetised. The depth of the cavity prepared in the tooth indicates whether ...  Read Full »

Will a few sips of alcohol the night before a minor surgery affect anesthesia?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a few sips of a friend's margarita (not much at all, not even enough for a buzz, just to try the flavor). I am 19-year-old (confidentiality, please). I have small surgery in the morning just to get a cyst removed from my wrist. I hardly had anything to drink and am completely fine....  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. Few sips of margarita should not be a cause of concern as already there will be just a little intake of alcohol. In addition, the half-life of alcohol is around four to five hours. Hence much of whatever lit...  Read Full »

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