Local Anaesthesia in Dentistry- Lignocaine too Good or Articaine the Best?Anil Patil*, Anand Shigli, Sachin Gunda, Sridevi Tamgond, Sharmila Patil and Sandhya Huddar
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital Sangli, Maharashtra, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Anil Patil
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University
Dental College and Hospital
Sangli, Maharashtra, India
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Received Date: May 28, 2016; Accepted Date: June 18, 2016; Published Date: June 25, 2016
Citation: Patil A, Shigli A, Gunda S, Tamgond S, Patil S, et al. (2016) Local Anaesthesia in Dentistry- Lignocaine too Good or Articaine the Best?.Emerg Med (Los Angel) 6:333. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000333
Copyright: © 2016 Patil A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License; which permits unrestricted use;distribution; and reproduction in any medium; provided the original author and source are credited.
Local anaesthesia is key to painless dental surgical, endodontic and operative procedures. Lignocaine is the gold standard for pain management in dentistry since ages. But, articaine is more potent than lignocaine in attaining infiltration local anaesthesia with low toxicity. Currently, articaine is extensively utilized in dentistry however infrequently used in children. Nevertheless, for selection of local anaesthetic; potency, latency, and duration of anaesthetic effect, pharmacokinetics and toxicity of anaesthetics should be evaluated. Therefore, we will discuss whether “lignocaine is too good or articaine is the best” to accomplish complete pain control with safety and efficacy.