I was just reading this thread: http://www.justanswer.com/dental
/58bxv-allergic-lidocaine-bezocaine-alternatives.html. My partner has had problems
with chronic reaction to amide anaesthetics used in dentistry
(even those without epinephrine). She has a lot of tooth problems (and has had many extractions). After using the anaesthetics she suffers from bowel problems including severe constipation and discoloration of feces that can persist for months. We suspect it is due to a liver or bile duct dysfunction and her body cannot expel the chemicals adequately. She has had issues with reaction to other chemicals such as cleaning
materials, paints and air fresheners, synthetic oils and additives, and has to be very careful what she is exposed to. There is a tentative diagnosis of multiple chemical sensitivity
but this is not clearly defined and often not accepted. We would rather not run the risk of trying out alternative anaesthetics due to the timescale of her reaction (months). Are there any alternatives to chemical anaesthesia in dentistry that you are aware of that have been seen to work? Electronic methods? Hypnosis? I heard of something called gumEase G100 - do you have any knowledge about this?
JA: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist
Customer: My question is above yours, about dental anaesthetics
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.
Customer: Are you seeing my messages?
JA: No. I'm the Dentist's Assistant.
Customer: Am I typing my question in the wrong place?