Local anesthesia reversal— A review

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Author Details : Reshma Dodwad, Raghu K N , Mithunj Kaslekar, Vikram Shetty, Alwin Antony, Ummey Salma, Avineet Kaur*

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 89-93


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Local anesthetic agents are widely used in dentistry. It has major role in all field of dentistry especially in oral surgery, Pediatrics, Endodontics, Periodontics etc. The only drawback associated with LA is that occurrence of soft tissue anaesthesia can persist for three to five hours, while the procedure itself usually lasts for less than an hour. Patients experience limitation of function in terms of speech difficulty, drinking neating etc. All these events leave negative impact on minds of patients; hence they avoid visiting dental offices. In order to reverse these events, a new drug named OraVerse (phentolamine mesylate) is available to us. This drug is known for its LA reversal ability and effects of local dental anaesthetic.

Keywords: Dental local anesthesia, Local anesthesia reversal, Phentolamine mesylate

How to cite : Dodwad R, Raghu K N, Kaslekar M, Shetty V, Antony A, Salma U, Kaur A, Local anesthesia reversal— A review. Int J Oral Health Dent 2021;7(2):89-93

Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and Int J Oral Health Dent. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

Article History

Received : 22-05-2021

Accepted : 14-06-2021

Available online : 13-07-2021

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