Medical History Mysteries: Do block + articaine = paresthesia?

April 6, 2022
Does using articaine in an alveolar nerve block cause paresthesia? Drs. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz and Tom Viola look at the risks involved and talk about a good rule of thumb to follow.

Is an inferior alveolar nerve block with Septocaine a good idea or a bad idea? Does it cause paresthesia?

There’s been so much controversy surrounding this topic. In this video, we’ll discuss the latest research, the risks we should consider, and the rule of thumb in clinical practice.

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