Around 10% of people with Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) experience nausea or an upset stomach. However, a much smaller percentage, likely less than 5%, have more serious allergic reactions throughout their body, such as throat tightness, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of consciousness. Allergies can cause the airways to swell, contract and produce mucus in the lungs, leading to chest congestion. Local dental anesthesia is an essential part of dentistry and approximately 300 million anesthesia cartridges are used each year for dental treatment in the United States alone. It's common to experience allergies when the seasons change and these allergies often affect the eyes, nose, throat, and sometimes the chest.
Since limiting exposure to allergens and immunotherapy against allergies are especially useful for treating allergic asthmatic individuals, a careful search for possible allergies is recommended in almost all asthmatics, and certainly in all persistent asthmatics. Another adverse effect described was the breakage of the dental anaesthetic needles during the administration of local dental anaesthesia. The care environment was specified in 66 of the 78 articles (84.6%), and adverse effects occurred in general dental clinics (53.9%), the oral and maxillofacial surgery departments of hospitals (20.5%), university dental clinics (6.4%) and a military clinical center (1.3%).In addition, local dental anesthesia can be used as a diagnostic tool to differentiate between dental pain and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. If you experience any allergy symptoms, it's important to seek medical attention to determine if seasonal allergies are causing your pain.
General dentists should be aware of the possible adverse effects associated with administering local dental anesthesia.