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Re: MAOIs and dental work

Posted by Elizabeth on December 16, 1999, at 12:34:25

In reply to MAOIs and dental work, posted by Mark on December 16, 1999, at 10:28:08

> I was prescribed an MAOI but am hesitant to start taking it becaise I am having dental work done in a week, specifically I'm having my wisdom teeth removed and getting a couple cavities filled. I'm pretty sure that the analgesics for dentistry, such as novocaine, are contraindicated with MAOIs, but is there any other way to provide pain relief?

Local anaesthetics aren't contraindicated with MAOIs - they may choose to use one without epinephrine, though.

General anaesthesia is a little more dicey, and the oral surgeon may not be comfortable doing it with an MAOI - it can be done but you have to be monitored more closely. (You can have local, but general is probably better for the wisdom teeth thing.)

If you contact your dentist and oral surgeon, they should be able to deal with the MAOI problem or at least tell you if you need to wait before starting it. They need to know ahead of time though.




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