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As surgery is often mildly to prohibitively painful, anaesthetics may be used to mitigate some of the pain. Since grinders typically perform their own procedures or have their procedures performed in non-clinical environments, local anaesthetics are of particular importance.
Lidocaine is used topically to relieve itching, burning, and pain from skin inflammations, injected as a dental anesthetic, or used as a local anesthetic for minor surgery. This is the main compound used as a local anaesthetic, both by grinders and in the medical world. It can be purchased easily online or locally and should be used for most implant procedures, especially self preformed, other than RFID tags.
Ebay has several suppliers of Lidocaine, a quick search will turn up what you need. Make sure to get a needle that will hold at least 4ml. A 1ml needle is too small and will not be able to properly perform a nerve block. Your Lidocaine has to be WITHOUT Adrenaline/Epinephrine. Get a multi-dose vial and avoid cartridges since they are less flexible in terms of dosage and are more pricey.
You can also buy the topical cream which is effective for minor incisions or before a Lidocaine injection to reduce pain during injection.
A warning about Lido
Do Not inject lido/ligno that contains Adrenaline into your fingers/toes or any other extremity. That is a one way ticket to losing your fingers. You want the type that does not contain Adrenaline.
So you should procure LIDOCAINE WITHOUT ADRENALINE.
Use a number 29 needle as it is virtually painless to inject with.
Apply topical ligno cream 10 minutes before an injection to reduce your pain during the injection.
Before injecting the solution,tap the syringe to remove air bubbles.
Aspirate before injection,if blood becomes visible in the capsule,then withdraw and penetrate again.
Inject it slowly over several seconds,its best to inject at the site as well as when you are withdrawing the needle to reduce pain post operatively.
Now you are using ligno WITHOUT epinephrine right? yeah that means you got about 15-30 minutes before you start feeling pain again so make it count. Plan ahead.
Allergic reactions are rare but do exist especially when you use the big vials since they have preservatives.if you have allergies to a lot of stuff then buy the cartridge version which doesnt have preservatives.
When you first inject it you may get a sudden hot flash. Your body suddenly gets very warm and you may feel a bit uncomfortable. This is either a reaction to the Lidocaine, or you're freaking out because of what you're about to do. Either way, stay calm and it should pass shortly.
It's important to avoid getting this stuff in your veins. Be sure to aspirate before injecting (Draw to verify that there's no blood).