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Forget Palatal Injections in the Future


Background: Palatal infiltration of local anesthetic is more painful than labial infiltration. Objective: To determine if 4% articaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine given solely via buccal vestibular infiltration without palatal injection can produce adequate palatal mucosal anesthesia for removal of maxillary teeth. Design: Randomized, double-blinded parallel group study. Participants: 227 patients requiring maxillary tooth removal (up to 3 teeth). Methods: Patients were randomized t more...
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