The administration and prescription of drugs is
essential in the contemporary practice of dentistry. Antibiotics, Analgesics,
Local Anesthetics, and Sedatives are the most common drug categories used in
dentistry. Adverse drug reactions can always occur when drugs are administered.
Allergy, overdose and idiosyncrasy are the three systemic adverse drug
reactions. They are defined and contrasted, followed by an in-depth discussion
of overdose of local anesthetics and sedatives.