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hello docs, is citanest good to have for a dental procedure?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Citanest: There are many different local anesthetics used for dental procedures. They vary in time of onset and duration. Citanest is one of many commonly used local anesthetics. The procedure often dictates which one a dentist selects.
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Anesthetics: Citanest is one of a number of local anesthetic agents used and works well.

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