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Dental Anesthesia

Dental anesthesia

01/14/2009

Question:

I am allergic to the Methylparaben preservitive in dental anesthesia. Can you please tell we which kind I can use for local anesthesia for a tooth extraction. Thank you

Answer:

All dental local anesthetics in cartridges that the dentist uses (he or she may call them "carpules" but this is really a trade name) do not contain methylparaben as they are single-use only. Methylparaben is used in multidose vials. So, no worries when the cartridge is used.

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Response by:

Steven I Ganzberg, SB, DMD, MS Steven I Ganzberg, SB, DMD, MS
Formerly, Clinical Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University