Generally, anaesthetic injections cause no harm to a person’s health. An anaesthetic injection contains a local anaesthetic along with a very small amount (1:100–1:200,000) of an agent that constricts blood vessels (e.g., adrenaline). The aim is to constrict blood vessels to make the anaesthetic’s impact as local as possible (that is, the anaesthetic will not spread into the organism through constricted blood vessels) in the appropriate concentration and for long enough to take effect. In case of surgical procedures, constricted blood vessels also decrease bleeding.
If a patient has heart disease, he or she is given an injection that contains less adrenaline. In general, however, the amount of adrenaline is so small that it should not cause discomfort even for people with heart disease. In addition to active agents, the injection solution also contains preservatives. While there is a minimal probability that the patient may be allergic to one of them, it is essentially non-existent. In modern dentistry, we typically use articaine-based anaesthetics. For patients who are sensitive to the active agent or adrenaline, we offer mepivacaine-based anaesthetic solutions as an alternative option.
The price of an anaesthetic injection at Kliinik 32 is 15 euros.