Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Dental Did You Know: Increases in Blood Pressure with Dental Anesthetics

Hi everyone,

Most dental anesthetics that are typically used contain epinephrine (adrenaline). Studies have shown an increase of 10-20 mmHg (to between 130-150 mmHg) in the systolic blood pressure vs non-epinephrine containing anesthetics.

Source: Wahl M and Brown R, Dentistry's Wonder Drugs: Local Anesthetics and Vasoconstrictors, Dental Style (Canadian Edition-Academy of General Dentistry), May 2010 pg 48-66.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
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