Currently dribbling nicelyApril 5, 2016 Tim WorstallThe Blogger Himself11 CommentsThat first thing in the morning visit to the dentist does rather leave one drooling nicely from the effects of the cocaine. previousMossack Fonseca: Anyone know which offshore law firm The Guardian uses?nextMy word, what a surprise! 11 thoughts on “Currently dribbling nicely” Paul Walker April 5, 2016 at 10:00 am Its the effects to the wallet that leave me a drooling mess! John Price April 5, 2016 at 10:05 am If you’d followed the teachings of the Maharishi, Tim, you’d have been able to transcend dental medication. I thank you. So Much For Subtlety April 5, 2016 at 10:18 am John you are a hero. I hope TW supported my call for natural dentistry and he rejected any artificial pain killers. Myself, I always demand free trade coke. Roue le Jour April 5, 2016 at 10:33 am They generally use lidocaine. Who’s your dentist? Asking for a friend. dearieme April 5, 2016 at 12:03 pm I attribute the somewhat shorter lifespan of Americans (versus much of Western Europe) to their love of excessive dental work. Not only do they pay the price by receiving uniformly ugly mouths packed with tombstones, the poor buggers die earlier. And it all costs them a packet. How odd addiction is. jgh April 5, 2016 at 12:48 pm When have a local anaesthetic it’s weird to realise how much of your body runs on automatic feedback and you have to do everything on manual. Last time after the dentist I had to keep putting my hand to my face to check where my mouth was. Andrew Duffin April 5, 2016 at 2:46 pm Yr doin it wrong. My dentist uses some super-duper modern anaesthetic that works almost instantly (with a tiny un-noticeable needle) and leaves no after-effects or numbness – even for the dreaded root canal thingy. Time to find a new (younger) dentist? Thornavis April 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm AD Indeed, it’s quite remarkable how painless and quick most dental procedures are now, I find the worst thing is the cleaning with those alien type probes that get into all the soft parts of your mouth. I left my last dentist because he did that process like a navvy excavating the Union canal. Roue le Jour April 5, 2016 at 4:19 pm Joking aside, Tim, all too many dentists still use the outdated lidocaine which gives you the dead lips you describe and to which some people are resistant, There are better alternatives these days (i.e. mepivicaine). As Andrew says, a younger dentist would be a good start. Tim Worstall April 5, 2016 at 4:21 pm I’m in Czech at present. And so am limited rather to what the one English speaking dentist in town uses. Pcar April 5, 2016 at 8:04 pm Tim, Buy your own anaesthestic and ask your dentist to use it. They all come in the same vials. Anaesthetics Andrew, Does your dentist use Intraosseous local anesthesia? I generally require 1.5 or 2 times the anaesthetic most patients require to numb me up which results in an adrenaline high and hyperactive Pcar. Disclosure: Mrs Pcar is a dentist P Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.