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2022 Apr

J Dent Anesth Pain Med



Does dexmedetomidine combined with levobupivacaine in inferior alveolar nerve blocks among patients undergoing impacted third molar surgery control postoperative morbidity?


Patil S M, Jadhav A, Bhola N, Hingnikar P, Kshirsagar K, Patil D
J Dent Anesth Pain Med. 2022 Apr; 22(2):145-153.
PMID: 35449786.


Postoperative analgesia (POA) is an important determinant of successful treatment. Dexmedetomidine (DEX) has recently gained attention as a promising adjuvant to local anesthetics (LA). The present study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of levobupivacaine (LB) as an adjuvant during inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) in the extraction of lower impacted third molars (LITM).