Administration of Articaine Anesthesia may Lead to Superior Profound Pulpal Anesthesia Compared with Lidocaine in Adult Patients

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Article Title and Bibliographic Information

The pulpal anesthetic efficacy of articaine versus lidocaine in dentistry: a meta-analysis.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Brandt RG, Anderson PF, McDonald NJ, Sohn W, Peters MC.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

J Am Dent Assoc 2011;42(5):493–504.


Khaled Balto, BDS, DMSc


Does articaine anesthesia in the management of irreversible pulpitis result in superior pain control compared with the traditionally used lidocaine?

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Type of Study/Design

Systematic review with meta-analysis of data

Level of Evidence

Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence

Strength of Recommendation Grade

Grade B: Inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence

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