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Vol. 68, No. 9
ISSN: 1488-2159
October 2002


An Update on Local Anesthetics in Dentistry


• Daniel A. Haas, BSc, DDS, BScD, PhD, FRCD(C) •

A b s t r a c t

Local anesthetics are the most commonly used drugs in dentistry. This article provides a brief update on the pharmacology, adverse effects and clinical applications of these drugs, as well as the role of vasoconstrictors.


MeSH Key Words: anesthesia, dental; anesthetics, local/adverse effects; pharmacology; vasoconstrictor agents
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