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Dental Anesthesia

Caine-free anesthesia

03/13/2009

Question:

Is there a Canie Free anesthesia? If so what is it called?

Answer:

There is no "caine' family of drugs, but most local anesthetics have "caine" in the ending of their name even though their structures may be very different. The common ester and amide local anesthetics used in medicine and dentistry all end in "caine".

To answer your question, there are no alternatives to traditional local anesthetics.

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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