Re: Novacaine allergy
I have allergies to sulfites, which are used in dental preps like lidocaine and novocaine, but have read about an alternative called carbocaine, which is made without the sulfites. Do not know if sulfite is what you are allergic/sensitive to, but you could ask your allergist about it. Sulfite allergies are quite common, and sulfites are in just about everything. I have to run the carbocaine issue by my dentist, too, cause I am way overdo for the deep scaling. Just a thought for you, it may help. Oh and my neighbor refuse to even get novocaine without gas first, cause she hates needle. I don't think I'd be brave enough to try a filling without something! Yikes!