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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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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Discuss anesthetic choice with treating Oral Surgeon who will tailor anesthetic to your particular needs.
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