Hi, this is only my second post but already I have picked up a lot of information and advice which I'm extremely grateful for. This post is regarding some dental work that I'm going to have to have in the next 3-4 days, it may mean having a tooth extracted. I've been advised to request that no adrenaline should be used for the anaesthetic but I would like to know if there is anything else to be mindful of, such as whether or not to take my beta blocker (40mg propanolo) and if theres anything I can do to help myself through the ordeal? My dentist when asked didnt seem to be concerned at all about my thyroid issues, that in itself worries me. Many thanks
Hyper and dental work: Hi, this is only my second... - Thyroid UK
Take your normal medication. Using local anaesthetic without adrenaline means you are less likely to get palpitations, however you may need a bit more local to be really numb - lots of dentists do this automatically to avoid any issues should a patient not give a complete medical history.
Hope all goes smoothly.
You may not be able to altogether avoid adrenalin based local anaesthetic if having a tooth extraction. The dentist should be able to advise. Using adrenaline diminishes bleeding apparently. The dentist should be able to minimise use of adrenaline if not cut it out completely - at least that's what I discovered during dental treatment.
Hi dubers4 , i hate having anything done at the dentist but they know what they are doing. They are very good and I have had teeth taken out at various times since being hyper and then hypo he knows I’m a scaredy-cat and can’t wait to get out of the chair if it was me I’d go for the dentists recommendations and get it over with the worst bit is always waiting for the appointment to come round good luck with whatever you decide to have done thinking of you