ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X
Dilip Kothari, Saroj Kothari, Jitendra Agarwal
Dentists have been the founder of anaesthesia because of their day to day experience of pain while doing their job. Due to high morbidity and mortality, general anaesthesia never won the heart and trust of the dentist. Although several local anaesthetic agents were used in dental practice but they could not last long due to toxic side effects. A new chapter was written in dental anaesthesia with the invention of wonder drug “Lidocaine” and till date it remains the most popular drug amongst the dental fraternity for the majority of the dental procedures. Recently due to safe new drugs, techniques and advanced monitoring the concept of general anaesthesia for dental surgeries has reemerged and is being used with minimal morbidity and mortality at several centers. In the present review article after obtaining the literature from PUB MED/MEDLINE, books and print journals we have discussed in detail the drugs, techniques, complications along with their management, and new development in dental anaesthesia.
Published Date: 2013-09-30;