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A clinical study of bupivacaine for mandibular anesthesia in oral surgery.

Authors
  • Chapman, P J
  • Macleod, A W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesia progress
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1985
Volume
32
Issue
2
Pages
69–72
Identifiers
PMID: 3859233
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Previous studies have shown the usefulness of bupivacaine in oral surgery. A clinical trial was conducted comparing bupivacaine to lidocaine in 20 patients undergoing the surgical removal of bilateral impacted mandibular third molar teeth at separate appointments. A combination analog and category pain scale was used to assess pain on four occasions over the first 24 hours following the operation. Results showed a marked reduction in postoperative pain experienced over this time and almost unanimous patient preference for bupivacaine.

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