Septocaine (Articaine HCl and Epinephrine) Injection is a local anesthetic, made by Septodont Inc., used in both straightforward and intricate dental procedures. Effective analgesia is achieved quickly with little wait (between 1-9 minutes). For infiltration injections, Septocaine will last about 60 minutes and for nerve blocks, Septocaine will last about 120 minutes. Formula contains no methylparaben or latex to avert allergic reactions. Septocaine is available with epinephrine 1:100,000 (ideal for operative or surgical procedures when improved visualization of the surgical field is wanted) or with epinephrine 1:200,000 (ideal for most routine dental procedures).
PRODUCT OPTIONS: Septocaine
Root Canal and Bonded Core Restoration in One Visit
A 9-year-old male patient presented with throbbing pain on tooth No. 13, which had an old amalgam. I first applied Hygenic Endo-Ice spray (COLTENE) to the tooth, recording response/recovery times. They were both abnormal. I also percussed the tooth, which was positive for sensitivity. With these results, I deemed the tooth to have irreversible pulpitis with acute periapical pathology. (Note: If these 2 diagnostic methods are inconclusive, I occasionally will try electronic pulp testing. Research, however, has shown that it can be unreliable. If Endo-Ice and percussion results are definitive, I feel comfortable about pursuing endodontic therapy.)In addition to...Read More
Exclusive Q&A With Dentistry’s Pinball Wizard
A few months ago, one of my best friends wanted to celebrate his birthday in Asbury Park, NJ. At the time, I didn’t know what “Silverball” was and assumed it was just another bar near the boardwalk. I was in for quite a surprise. Actually, there were 2 surprises that evening. First, as the website advertises, Silverball Museum Arcade is a “living, breathing, and blinking tribute to our pinball and video gaming past.” Wall to wall, the arcade is filled with pinball machines, classic arcade games, air hockey tables, skee ball, and more. Above each pinball machine,...Read More