Novocaine policy: I was recently at a dentist to get a filling fixed. This was a completely new dental office/dentist for me.
After injecting the novocaine in my gums, I was left completely alone for 30 minutes. I ended up having an anxiety attack and was refused further treatment altogether.
What or is there a universal policy not to leave patients unattended after injection for such lengthy periods of time? If so is there a way to report this? ...Visitor from PA
Leaving a patient alone for a few minutes after an injection is a fairly common practice for inducing a relaxed environment while the medication becomes effective.
Each state has a well defined set of rules for practicing dentistry. Contact your state dental board for more assistance.
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