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A 29-year-old female asked:

what is the most commonly used local anesthetic for wisdom teeth extraction? is it the same kind used for root canals/fillings? is the dose different?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Local Anesthetic: There are a number of different local anesthetics, some longer lasting than others. For the most part, Lidocaine is used for most all dental procedures.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Discuss anesthetic choice with treating Oral Surgeon who will tailor anesthetic to your particular needs.
Mar 5, 2018

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