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Ask the Dentist: Is your heart all aflutter when you get an anaesthetic shot?

Dentist Lucy Stock of Gentle Dental Care in Belfast says that if your heart rate increases when you've had a numbing injection, it's perfectly normal

Dental anaesthetic injections include adrenaline, which is added to temporarily narrow blood vessels, keeping the anaesthetic in the area being worked on for longer
IF YOUR heart has started pounding after an injection at the dentist then you will know how unpleasant an experience this can be. This is part of the 'adrenaline reaction' and, along with a ra[...]

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