|Anesthetic injection to the Trigeminal Nerve|
This post started because I asked the technician what the drug was that I would be injected with. Of course, I then told her that I was in pharmacy school. I have learned that whenever a nurse or technician learns that you are in pharmacy school, the very next thing they will say is how much they hated their pharmacology class. Every time, guaranteed. Moving on.
|Articaine - Dental Amide|
There aren't a lot of problems with articaine, but allergies to sulfites can be an issue. This is only for submucousal injects as accidental intravenous injection could lead to serious problems. As the dentist tells you, you will lose all sensation in the area for several hours. It will come back. It took over four hours before I regained all my senses in the area. The dentist also tells you not to eat anything while drug is working because you might bite your lip, check or tongue. So when you go to get that next cavity filled, remember that you are not getting Novocaine anymore. Dentists now give articaine in the form of Sceptocaine or Orabloc.