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Local anesthetic, usually in a 4% solution, commonly used in dentistry.
[coined term incl. -caine, local anesthetic, fr. cocaine, fr. coca + -ine, chem. suffix]
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Anesthetic efficacy of supplemental buccal and lingual infiltrations of articaine and lidocaine after an inferior alveolar nerve block in patients with irreversible pulpitis.
Articaine solution (Ultracain D-S, Sanofi-Aventis, Luleburgaz, Istanbul) was applied (a total of 2-4 ml), for each tooth to be extracted.
Analgesia was achieved with installation of 2-4 mL of articaine (Ultracain DS) to each tooth.
Deterioration of Kearns-Sayre syndrome following articaine administration for local anesthesia.
Surgery was performed using 2 ml articaine hydrochloride/epinephrine (Maxicaine[R]; VEM, Turkey) as the local anesthetic.
300 elderly outpatients used compound articaine local infiltration anesthesia, 200 patients without using aspirin before tooth extraction served as control group II, 100 patients with prolong use of aspirin before tooth extraction as observation group II.
Objective: To evaluate the pulpal anaesthesia of mandibular 1st molar by using 4% articaine in two different techniques i-e buccal infiltration and inferior alveolar nerve block.
Epinephrine concentration (1:100,000 or 1:200,000) does not affect the clinical efficacy of 4% articaine for lower third molar removal: a double-blind, randomized, crossover study.
Recipient and the donor sites were anesthetized using articaine 2% hydrochloride 72mg contain- ing 1:100 000 epinephrine bitartrate (Septanest, Septodont, France).
Articaine was originally synthesized as Carticaine by H.