Embarrassment? Fear? Forgot?
Whatever the reason for not wanting to tell your dentist or doctor that you are using cocaine, it’s important to understand that receiving local anesthetic within three days of using cocaine could stop your heart.
Vasoconstriction could occur in which the blood flow to the heart is decreased. This will cause an increase in blood pressure resulting in heart palpitations. This can lead to cardiac arrest and even death.
This is a very serious medical emergency which not only risks your own life but places the dentist and employees in a dangerous situation as well.
Please tell your dentist if you use cocaine. All information given to the dentist and employees of the dental office is strictly confidential.
It could save your life.