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Local anaesthetics in dentistry: A series
Failure in local anaesthesia in dentistry is not uncommon with failure rates ranging approximately between 15% and 30%, especially for the inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB). In fact of all the nerve blocks which may ...
Local anaesthetics in dentistry - Part 3: Vasoconstrictors in local anaesthetics
Vasoconstrictors like adrenaline in local anaesthetics are associated with more drug interactions than any other drug in Dentistry1 with an incidence of adverse reactions ranging from 2.5%-11%.2 Therefore, understanding ...
Local anaesthetics in dentistry - Part 2: Choice of local anaesthetic agent
Currently, in general dentistry the most commonly used local anaesthetic agents are 2% lignocaine (Xylotox, Adcock Ingram; Xylesthesin, 3M) with 1:80000 adrenaline content, 3% mepivicaine (Carbocaine) without a ...