Is articaine in your dental anesthesia toolbox? Dr. Stanley Malamed is back with part four of Spear’s Dental Anesthesia series: “Articaine and Buffering Agents in the Restorative Practice.” The previous three courses of this series all focus on challenging aspects of patient analgesia: Understanding Dental Anesthesia, Mandibular Nerve Blocks, Part 1 and Mandibular Nerve Blocks, Part 2. In this latest five lesson installment, Dr. Malamed discusses the literature regarding the use of articaine and buffering agents. Practitioners will learn about articaine as a sole injection, as a supplement to the inferior alveolar nerve block, and using buffering agents to speed the onset of anesthesia.
After viewing this course, you will:
- Understand the use of articaine via infiltration techniques
- Review articaine as a supplement to the traditional bloc
- Review pulpal anesthesia
- Understand buffering agents and usage
Abigail Pfeiffer is the Editor for Spear Education