COMPARISON OF EFFECTIVENESS OF 4% ARTICAINE BUCCAL INFILTRATION VERSUS INFERIOR ALVEOLAR NERVE BLOCK IN SYMPTOMATIC MANDIBULAR 1ST MOLAR TOOTH

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Muhammad Zain
Shakeel ur Rehman Khattak
Shafqat Ali Shah
Huma Sikandar
Yasir Khattak

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the pulpal anaesthesia of mandibular 1st molar by us -ing 4% articaine in two different techniques i-e buccal infiltration and inferior
alveolar nerve block.
Methodology: Ninty emergency patients who had 1st molar diagnosed with
irreversible pulpitis participated in the study. Subjects were randomly allo -cated into two groups One group received 4% articaine buccal infiltration
and the other group received inferior alveolar nerve block of 4% articaine.
Subjects' self reported  pain response was recorded on Heft Parker Visual An-alogue Scale after local anesthetic administration during access cavity prepa-ration and pulp extirpation.
Results: Mean age of subjects was 32.96 years  ± 10.105 years. The success
rate of 4% articaine buccal infiltration was 71.11% whereas the success rate of
4% articaine inferior alveolar nerve block was 64.4%. There was no statistically
significant difference between two groups.
Conclusion: Since there was no difference between the two procedures 4%
articaine buccal infiltration can be considered a viable alternative to inferior
alveolar nerve block in securing successful pulpal anesthesia for endodontic
therapy.

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Zain M, Khattak S ur R, Shah SA, Sikandar H, Khattak Y. COMPARISON OF EFFECTIVENESS OF 4% ARTICAINE BUCCAL INFILTRATION VERSUS INFERIOR ALVEOLAR NERVE BLOCK IN SYMPTOMATIC MANDIBULAR 1ST MOLAR TOOTH. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2015 Dec. 12 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];29(3). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1755
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Muhammad Zain, department of operative dentistry, sardar begum dental college.

FCPS 2 resident operative department

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