1 Dental Shot = 84,000 cigarettes!
In 1997, after extensive research, reports state that all local anesthetics approved for use in the United States broke down into anilines. [BPNL, 13 (6), Nov. 1997]. This research has been confirmed by animal and human studies, and even confirmed by the FDA itself, in 1993. In tissue studies, the FDA determined that 67% of the Lidocaine (the most commonly used anesthetic during dental and medical treatments) converts into anilines.
Anilines are commonly known as “coal tar derivatives” and have been found to be cancer-causing, dating to the 19th century. Anilines are one of the main carcinogens found in tobacco. In fact, and injection of only 1cc (one shot) of 2% Lidocaine produces a dose of anilines equivalent to smoking 84,000 cigarettes.
In the United States, until the year 2000, the problem in eliminating the use of these local anesthetics had been the lack of a suitable alternative. Now health-conscious doctors and dentists can use an alternative anesthetic, called Septocaine.
Septocaine was developed almost 40 years ago, in Germany, and is not derived from coal tar. Biochemists have done extensive research and found that the chemical formulation of Septocaine does not resemble aniline, nor could it possibly break down into anilines.
For you health-conscious pateints, that want to avoid carcinogens in anesthetics, look for dentists and doctors that avoid Lidocaine and use Septocaine alternatives.
To Your Optimal Health and Vitality with a Beautiful Smile