Local anaesthetic for minor oral surgical procedures. Review.

R. Kumar, S. N. Rao

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Pain following any surgical procedure is difficult to combat by man. Analgesics can be given for some amount of symptomatic relief. The need for a long lasting local anaesthetic is with the intention to reduce the most severe nature of pain, and decrease the analgesic consumption. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy of, Bupivacaine over Lidocaine for minor oral surgical procedures. The popularly used lidocaine works for 3 to 3.9 hours. This is not sufficient since the most severe nature of pain is felt six to eight hours post surgery, where as Bupivacaine has duration of action of seven to eight hours. Hence the post operative pain experienced following administration of bupivacaine was found to be considerably lesser in degree than compared to the lidocaine group. To avoid severe pain and discomfort to the patient following any minor oral surgical, the use of bupivacaine is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-166
Number of pages4
JournalIndian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)


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