Dental Anaesthetic: Pre-Empting Problem Patients

Local anaesthetic is an essential tool when performing an array of dental treatments, namely any which would otherwise cause pain or discomfort for the patient. In the majority of cases, dental anaesthetic works without a hitch and you can successfully go ahead with the treatment. Occasionally, however, certain patients can experience problems where the anaesthetic either doesn't work or causes an unexpected reaction. It's helpful to be able to spot where you might run into a problem, what you can do about it.