Local anesthetics: dentistry's most important drugs, clinical update 2006.

@article{Malamed2006LocalAD,
  title={Local anesthetics: dentistry's most important drugs, clinical update 2006.},
  author={Stanley F. Malamed},
  journal={Journal of the California Dental Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={971-6}
}
Local anesthetics are the safest most effective drugs in medicine for the control and management of pain. They also represent the most important drugs in dentistry. Today, dentistry has a spectrum of local anesthetics that permit pain control to be tailored to the specific needs of the patient: short-, intermediate-, and long-acting drugs. Bupivacaine has become a standard part of the armamentarium for postsurgical pain control while articaine has become the second-most used local anesthetic in… CONTINUE READING

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