Comparison of the antibacterial effects of two local anesthetics: Lidocaine and articaine


Kaya K., Rota S., Dogan B., Koekten G., Guenaydin B. , Bozdayi G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.37, no.1, pp.7-10, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-10
  • Keywords: local anesthetics, articaine, lidocaine, infection, bactericidal, ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY, BUPIVACAINE, ROPIVACAINE, MIXTURES

Abstract

Aim: The antibacterial effect of lidocaine has been studied widely, but the effect of articaine has not yet been evaluated. We aimed to investigate whether commercially available articaine possesses bactericidal or bacteriostatic effect in comparison with lidocaine in a prospective laboratory setting.