Disposing Dental Anesthetic Carpules

Disposing Dental Anesthetic Carpules

Empty Anesthetic Carpule – used but intact with no visible fluid like substance present can be discarded in the trash. No special handling is needed.

Empty Anesthetic Carpule – used and broken, must be discarded in a sharps container.

Full Anesthetic Carpule – not used but expired. Discard in a pharmaceutical container.

Full Anesthetic Carpule – not used and not expired but is not needed any longer. Discard in a pharmaceutical container.

Partial Anesthetic Carpule – partially used, fluid substance (a mixture of anesthetic and blood) is visible. Discard in a pharmaceutical container. Unless broken do not discard in a sharps container. Do not dispense substance in a sink, trash, etc.

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