Patient Care and Safety
Before administering local anesthesia, the anesthesia provider will consider the patient’s health, medications, allergies, medical history and past use of anesthesia. This will help the provider decide which type of local anesthesia is best for the patient.
Delivering Local Anesthesia
Local anesthesia can be injected through a needle. It can also be given in a cream or gel. The type of anesthesia used depends on the part of the body being numbed.