Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Aarticaine HCl for Pain Control
Articaine is a dental amide-type local anesthetic.Articaine is used for pain control. Like other local anesthetic drugs, articaine causes a transient and completely reversible state of anesthesia (loss of sensation) during (dental) procedures.
In dentistry, articaine is used both for infiltration and block injections, with the block technique yielding the greatest duration of anesthesia.In people with hypokalemic sensory overstimulation, lidocaine is not very effective, but articaine works well.
Studies comparing lidocaine and articaine found that articaine is more effective than lidocaine in anaesthetising the posterior first molar region.Articaine has been found to be 3.81 times more likely than lidocaine to produce successful anaesthesia when used for infiltration injections. However, there is no evidence to support the use of articaine over lidocaine for inferior alveolar nerve blocks.Furthermore, articaine has been demonstrated to be superior to lidocaine for use of supplementary infiltration following persistent pain despite a successful inferior dental nerve block with lidocaine.