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Anesthetic Comparisons of 4% Concentrations of Articaine, Lidocaine, and Prilocaine as Primary Buccal Infiltrations of the Mandibular First Molar: A Prospective Randomized, Double-blind Study

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted December 14, 2014

Obtaining profound anesthesia is one of the basic tenents of good endodontic practise. “Studies have shown the superiority of 4% articaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine over 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine when used as a primary buccal infiltration of the mandibular first molar.” To help determine the role of concentration in the increased efficacy of 4% articaine the authors of this paper compared “the pulpal anesthesia obtained with 4% concentrations of articaine, lidocaine, and prilocaine formulations as primary buccal infiltrations of the mandibular first molar.”