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Hello Dr Mayank

1) Sir I have crooked teeth and need to install braces. The dentist said that he need to extract 4 teeths before installing braces. Sir, will the extractions cause pain?

2) Sir I have breathing issues/asthama/allergies and sleep apnea. Would it be safe to use sedation and local anesthesia for dental surgery?

3) Sir I have never undergone surgery or anesthesia in my life ever, so in such situation before receiving local anesthesia , which tests should be conducted for me in your opinion?

4) Can Local Anesthesia cause death?

Answer
dear humayun!
thank you for asking straight forward questions, most people dont! okay the answer to your questions is:
1) every surgical procedure has a pain component involved (during procedure and post procedure) dentist numb ur teeth to take care of the former and prescribe adequate painkillers to take care of latter. so no worries in that department.

2) i dont know: i am not an anaesthetist so i guess you should ask an anaesthetist on this forum

3)before ur doc numbs you, request your dentist to test you for allergy to numbing agent (which is very rare, and almost never present in 1st time candidates)

i hope i have answered all ur questions!
best wishes

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dr mayank kaurani BDS, MDS

Expertise

rootcanals, cosmetic dentistry, dental pain, cavities, tooth colored fillings, endodontic diagnosis, post & cores, ceramic veneers, composite fillings, dental whitening, bleaching etc. please remember: i cannot treat you online and neither can i touch your teeth or test their health! i can give you general suggestions and critically evaluate various treatments and offer my advice.

Experience

14 years of clinical experience. i am a professor in a postgraduate dental school, in the department of endodontics. my primary field of specialization is in endodontics and conservative dentistry. i am a consultant endodontist in private dental clinics and run my own clinic restricted to conservative dentistry & endodontics since 2006.

Organizations
DENTAL SPA, JAIPUR (INDIA). Mahatma Gandhi Dental College, jaipur(india)

Publications
new york state dental journal journal of contemporary dental practise

Education/Credentials
BDS, MDS (conservative dentistry & endodontics)

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