fatigue after dental work

Fatigue After Dental Work

For some people a trip to the dentist is something feared and hated. There are a few reasons for this, one being the feeling fatigue after receiving a major dental work like implants. Speaking of dental implants, if you’re curious about it’s price, you can visit this link: https://www.ssmirandadental.com.au/dental-implants-cost/.

There are a few possible reasons for this fatigue and knowing the likely cause of the fatigue may help make a trip to the dentist more pleasurable.  Below are the common reasons of fatigue after dental work.

Apprehension about the dental visit
One potential cause of fatigue after dental work is apprehension about going to the dentist. There are various reasons some people fear a trip to the dentist: fear of finding out they need major dental work, discomfort from someone looking in their mouth, dislike the sounds and feeling of a teeth cleaning, etc.

This fear or apprehension itself can fuel or exacerbate problems for the dental patient. Stress from the thought of a dental visit releases stress hormones to help the body deal with the perceived threat. After the dental procedure and the “threat” has passed, the body will, in effect, relax winch result in a feeling of fatigue. It is like the body geared up for a very stressful battle and once that battle is over the body seeks rest – fatigue.

Dental offices often use topical anesthetics to dull any potential from certain dental procedures. These topical anesthetics like Lidocaine do cross the blood/brain barrier and thus can result in some mild fatigue. When a substantial amount of local anesthetic is going to be used it is often advised that the patient not drive or do anything that may cause harm due, in part, to the side effect of drowsiness as the anesthetic wears off. fatigue after dental work

Topical anesthetics are often mixed with epinephrine, which can lead to feelings of a caffeine “crash” as the drug wears off. This epinephrine is used to help prolong the effectiveness of an anesthetic.

Finally, some dental offices will use general anesthesia for more complex procedures. When a patient undergoes general anesthesia there is an expectation of fatigue afterwards, so be prepared.

Another potential cause of fatigue after dental work is bacteraemia, which is simply bacteria in the blood. As a tooth is cleaned or other dental work is done there is a chance some bacteria present will enter the patients blood stream. The body might get fatigued from “fighting” this foreign substance and the patient will feel some minor fatigue after the procedure. Anything about a feeling of minor fatigue might be more serious, although this rare.

Knowing a few potential causes of fatigue after dental work may help you take preparations to deal with it, or might just give you comfort in knowing that the feeling in not abnormal and is rarely anything more then a short, temporary problem. You can also reach out to BID in Castle Hill if you need professional help.

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