My delivery of local anesthetic for lower first and second molars just got better

Aug. 20, 2020
Stacey L. Gividen, DDS, shares a product tidbit she uses in her practice that’s been a game changer in her delivery of local anesthetic—

I love me some 4% Septocaine (from Septodont; articaine) 1:100,000 epi infiltrations for lower molar restorations and even extractions—yes, extractions! Say goodbye to those lower IAs (mostly) and hello to a happy patient and keeping it simple.

I picked up this tidbit at the American Dental Association conference in Hawaii a couple of years ago, and it's been a game changer in my delivery of local anesthetic— Try it. What do you have to lose?

What kind of tidbits do you have to share? Let’s post them so we can all crush it in the clinical setting!

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Editor’s note: This video first appeared in Through the Loupes newsletter, a publication of the Endeavor Business Media Dental Group. Read more articles at this link and subscribe here.

About the Author

Stacey L. Gividen, DDS

Stacey L. Gividen, DDS, a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry, is in private practice in Montana. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Montana in the Anatomy and Physiology Department. Dr. Gividen has contributed to DentistryIQPerio-Implant Advisory, and Dental Economics. You may contact her at [email protected].