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Dent Clin North Am. 2010 Oct;54(4):611-20. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2010.06.002.

Long-acting local anesthetics and perioperative pain management.

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Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA. sgordon@umaryland.edu

Abstract

Although the use of long-acting local anesthetics has become a useful therapeutic approach for managing peri- and postoperative pain, recent evidence reveals unexpected outcomes. This article reviews the clinical use of long-acting local anesthetics, presents current clinical research findings, and makes recommendations for their use.

PMID:
20831925
DOI:
10.1016/j.cden.2010.06.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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