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resaz
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HI
I am long overdue for a trip to the dentist. I have read a few post on here and I am more scared now than I was before. I need to have some teeth either pulled or they will need to do root canals. I am terrified! The last time I was at the dentist was years ago and I had a bad reaction to the lidocaine. This was before my Lyme DX. I have also been DX with the FL1953. I don't know how to not be terrified--I NEED to get work done. What about using nitris? Should the teeth be pulled or root canaled? They are in the back. I just don't want to have a cardiac reaction.

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They do have a "novocaine" that does not contain a stimulant... or it is at least not as bad. I have heart issues and always ask for it.

I would prefer to have them pulled, myself. (as opposed to a root canal )...But CROWNS are OK.

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Do you experience after effects with your heart issues? that's what I am truly terrifed of, having a massive flare with the dental work.
Have you had teeth pulled? I really don't want a root canal and would rather have it pulled myself.
Have you ever had nitrous oxide?
Or the conscious sedation?

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Vitamin B12 can counteract the sulfite preservatives in the novocain, if that's what you were reacting to...

Also, there is preservative-free novocain (called carbocaine)...it is the epinephrine in the novocaine that contains the sulfite preservative, so you can ask for epinephrine-free novocaine.

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Razzle,
Could the epinephrine in the Novocain be what caused my heart palpitations and dizziness? The last time I had an extraction, I felt like that. My thyroid is overactive, too. It was frightening! Avoiding that the next time dental work is done would be nice.

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I'd go to a biological dentist. Make sure there arent any infections IN the tooth or roots. There can actually be a lot of lyme issues with dental work, so I would ask your LLMD if they know a biological dentist. Also if you do muscles testing it might be good to test the filling/ crown before you get it put in, some people are allergic to the substance.
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