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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Why do I have pain after pulpectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had pulpectomy on a lower left tooth two days ago. I am still in pain and the outside of my chin and lower lip is still numb. The dentist told me I would not be in any pain after the procedure, but it is still hurting. I had Ibuprofen 200 mg four times a day. Is this normal to have numb...  Read Full »


Dr. Shwetha Hegde

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I see this, there are two issues here. Firstly, the pain in your lower left tooth could be due to a couple of reasons. Whenever there is infection of the pulp, the infection spreads beyond the tip of the tooth; it extrudes the tooth out of its socket within the jaw...  Read Full »

My dentist did not wear gloves during extraction. Is this practice safe?

Query: Hi doctor, I took my mother to a dentist. She hit the tooth hard with a hammer and chisel to remove the second molar of upper jaw. She has experience as a dentist for 30 years; still she does not wear gloves. I am wondering, is this practice safe? My mother cried during the procedure, but the dentis...  Read Full »


Dr. Shwetha Hegde

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Getting a tooth removed is a terrifying experience for all. It is the dentist's responsibility to address the patient's concerns and make them feel comfortable. Ideally, the procedure should be explained to the patient beforehand. Infection control is very important ...  Read Full »

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