Re: About the dentist...and stress
03/23/04 01:41 PM
Oh I'm new here, still learning how everything works and deleted this one in error. Actually what I had to say about novacaine is that I never had a problem with novacaine in the past but all of the sudden, the last year right after they gave me a shot my heart just started racing like mad. Thought I was going to pass out or something and I'm not afraid of the dentist (not happy to be there but you know - not afraid). I didn't know what was wrong with me. Then I read an article that said novacaine has epinephrine in it (the stuff they give people in the ER's to get their heart going) and that people with heart conditions might not want to have that type of novacaine in the dentist's office. So, the next time I went to the dentists I talked to them about this. They said they could give me the novacaine that had no epi in it but they had to give me more as it isn't as effective and doesn't tend to stay in the tissues as long (something like that). Anyway I got the no epi kind last time I went and had no heart racing at all. Hope this helps.