Journal article

A blinded randomized controlled trial comparing lignocaine and placebo administration to the palate for removal of maxillary third molars

ME Badcock, I Gordon, MJ McCullough

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2007

Abstract

Routine use of a palatal injection for the removal of maxillary third molars has never been validated. The purpose of this blinded, randomized, controlled trial was to assess the requirement of a separate palatal injection for the extraction of maxillary third molars. Fifty-one patients requiring the removal of bilateral maxillary third molars were enrolled. Each patient acting as their own control received buccal infiltrations of lignocaine bilaterally, then 0.2 mL of lignocaine without vasoconstrictor was administered to one side of the palate and the same amount of normal saline administered to the other side. Sides were randomized as to the active ingredient and both the patient and oper..

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