Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
dental anesthetic casued heart to pound- without epi!?
For the first time in 37 years, two weeks ago when I received regular dental anesthetic my heart raced and I started having palpitations. It passed of course in a few minutes and when I went in yesterday for a root canal I asked for the anesthetic without epi. The first shot was fine, but the second injection sill caused my heart to pound hard, my chest felt shallow and made me feel a little panicy. It passed and the 3rd injection did the same. The assistant said "we did not give you epi, but that does happen to some people". I do have a history of sinus tachycardia and palpitations, but just had a full cardiac workup in April and he said I was fine just having PACs and they were harmless. Does this anesthetic issue have something to do with heart rate possibly and is it dangerous or just uncomfortable? I also can't understand why the non epi injection caused the same issues and epinephrine. It's never happened until just recently and I've had more than my share of dental work through the years. Nervous to continue with dental work.

Thanks
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
I had this happen. Can't have epi either. They finally found they can use what they use on kids for me and I do okay.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1807132 tn?1318747197
Considering it passes on its own you may not have anything to worry about but I might check with the doctor who did your workup and see what they recommend.  In general if you are tolerating the tachycardia or whatever you are feeling well and not passing out from it more than likely it is harmless to you since it stops on its own within a minute or two but consult with your doctor as they have the best understanding of the risks and your case history in particular.  Or try what beema suggested and use a lower dose.
Comment
Cancel
1807132 tn?1318747197
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551 tn?1450025775
Blank
1807132 tn?1318747197
Blank
Chicago, IL
995271 tn?1463927859
Blank
PA
12492606 tn?1459877633
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Recent Activity
Avatar m tn
Blank
Joel78 is frustrated, aching, tire... Comment
17 hrs ago
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr commented on photo
May 25
Avatar m tn
Blank
Joel78 commented on Jzabs's status
May 25
Heart Rhythm Community Resources