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Re: Local Anesthesia Induced Vaso vagal response

From: maggie


Matt Many local anasthetics contain epinephrine - I think it makes it "work faster" but I'm not sure. Anyway, it will cause all those symptoms - rapid heartrate, dizzyness, harder to breathe, nausea. It's the same thing your body released when you're startled - so you get that whole fight-or-flight response going. Your dentist should be able to provide you with a local that doesn't contain epinephrine.

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