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Dental Anesthesia

Dental anesthesia

02/04/2009

Question:

What are the different types of anesthesia used in dental clinics. Is lidocaine one of them?


Answer:

Please go to this link where we describe different forms of anesthesia and sedation used by dentists: www.netwellness.org/healthtopics/dentalanesth/introduction.cfm.

If you are asking about local anesthetics per se, there are several on the market. The main differences are in time of onset and duration of local anesthesia. Some come without epinephrine (adrenaline) as well. The choice of local anesthetic is based on many factors including age, medical history, current medications, and type of dental or oral surgical procedure.

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Response by:

Steven I Ganzberg, SB, DMD, MS Steven I Ganzberg, SB, DMD, MS
Formerly, Clinical Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University