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what are the most commonly used local anasthesic in the united states for dental surgery such as the drilling of cavities or root canals?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Lidocaine: Lidocaine is the most common agent. Probably articaine second.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
Dr. Randolph Todd
44 years experience Endodontics
Several: There are several commonly used anesthetics for dental surgery. The specific anesthetic used must be related to the needs of the procedure and medical history of the patient. Three of the most common include lidocaine, Carbocaine and septocaine. Discus with your doctor which would be most appropriate for you.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Lidocaine 2%: is the most common local anesthetic that dentists use. Lidocaine is a practical, safe and efficient.
Answered on Apr 5, 2015

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