Comparison of anesthetic efficacy of 4% articaine and 2% lidocaine for maxillary buccal infiltration in patients with irreversible pulpitis.

@article{Srinivasan2009ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of anesthetic efficacy of 4% articaine and 2% lidocaine for maxillary buccal infiltration in patients with irreversible pulpitis.},
  author={Narasimhan Srinivasan and Mahendran Kavitha and Chandarasekaran S Loganathan and Govindasamy Padmini},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2009},
  volume={107 1},
  pages={133-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this prospective, randomized, double-blind study was to compare the anesthetic efficacy of 4% articaine and 2% lidocaine (both with 1:100,000 epinephrine) for buccal infiltration in patients experiencing irreversible pulpitis in maxillary posterior teeth. STUDY DESIGN Forty patients with irreversible pulpitis in first premolar or first molar were divided into 4 study groups and received buccal infiltration of either 4% articaine or 2% lidocaine in a double-blind… CONTINUE READING
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