Increasing the pH of lidocaine solution decreases pain on injection and improves patient comfort and satisfaction

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This is a critical appraisal of a Cochrane review first published in December 2010.  The appraisal was prepared under the auspices of the American Dental Associations Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry The objective of the Cochrane review was to determine if adjusting the pH of lidocaine had any effect on pain resulting from non-intravascular injections in [read the full story…]

4% articaine and 2% lidocaine with epinephrine have similar effectiveness in achieving anaesthesia in maxillary teeth

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The aim of the study was to compare the anaesthetic efficacy of buccal infiltrations of 4% articaine with epinephrine (1:100,000) and 2% lidocaine with epinephrine (1:80,000) in achieving anaesthesia in maxillary permanent teeth with irreversible pulpitis. Patients aged 16 years and over who presenting with irreversible pulpitis in one tooth and an asymptomatic vital tooth [read the full story…]