Evaluation of topical viscous 2% lidocaine jelly as an adjunct during the management of alveolar osteitis.

@article{Betts1995EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of topical viscous 2% lidocaine jelly as an adjunct during the management of alveolar osteitis.},
  author={Norman J Betts and Greg Makowski and Ying Shen and Elliot V. Hersh},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={1995},
  volume={53 10},
  pages={1140-4}
}
PURPOSE This study evaluated the efficacy of topical viscous 2% lidocaine jelly for the alleviation of pain experienced during the instrumentation of mandibular third molar extraction sites diagnosed with alveolar osteitis and for pain relief during the postinstrumentation period. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty adult patients with a diagnosis of alveolar osteitis in a mandibular third molar extraction site were included in this prospective, double-blind study. Each patient had their sutures… CONTINUE READING

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