The Use of Lidocaine and Prilocaine in Dental Surgery. A Review

  • Shahrooz Shafaifard Department of Oromaxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Ramooz Hussain Khan Department of Oromaxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: local anesthetics, lidocaine, prilocaine, dental surgery


The purpose of the present article is to carry out a review of the literature on two local anesthetic agents, which are the most commonly used drugs in dental procedures. It would provide a clear concept about the local anesthetics, their dosages and exact usage in dental surgeries.


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How to Cite
Shafaifard S, Khan RH. The Use of Lidocaine and Prilocaine in Dental Surgery. A Review. AACC. 2(2):197-9.
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