4% articaine without epinephrine is a suitable anaesthetic agent for mandibular extractions

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Articaine is a common local anaesthetic agent that shows  greater lipid solubility than lidocaine, allowing enhanced diffusion through nerve sheaths. It also has an increased potency compared with lidocaine.   The aim of this study was to compare the anaesthetic efficacy of 4% articaine with epinephrine (1:100,000) and without epinephrine in inferior alveolar nerve block anaesthesia [read the full story…]