The estimated incidence of suffering from a true allergic reaction to local anesthetic in the dental surgery is 1 in 22 million*.

In comparative terms, you have a better chance of being canonized (1 in 20 million),^

or of dying in a Grand Canyon flash flood (1 in 14,270,000)…



*Severe adverse reactions to dental local anaesthetics: systemic reactions.

Sambrook PJ, Smith W, Elijah J, Goss AN.

Aust Dent J. 2011 Jun;56(2):148-53

^20 things more likely to happen than winning the Mega Millions lottery

By , Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 28 2012 4:33 p.m. MST


#The Book of Odds: From Lightning Strikes to Love at First Sight, the Odds of Everyday Life Paperback



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