Maybe this question would be better posted to a "dental" newsgroup, but I
thought I'd try my fellow audiologists first.
Has anyone ever heard of a patient losing hearing when administered dental
anesthesia? This is a unilateral loss, affecting the side where a mandibular
block is used (lower jaw), that recovers as the anesthesia wears off.
There is no mention in "the literature" about this phenomenon that I can find,
but the dentist says he has heard of it happening before.
Lois Barin, BS, MA, "watch this space"