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Old 01-25-2004, 09:56 PM   #3
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Re: I.V. Sedation while on Toprol? Scared!!

Hi Dee,
I'd say try and get rid of the infection first... depending on how complex the extraction is, but if it's fairly straightforward, you could get it extracted with local anaesthetic alone rather than IV if you're scared of IV... the thing is, local anaesthetic isn't effective when an infection is present, because pH is lowered... so you should really get rid of the infection first, even if it takes a number of courses of antibiotics... don't be afraid to tell your surgeon about your concerns, and only go ahead if you're 100% satisfied that the procedure will be safe and not too uncomfortable... hope this helps