TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.37, no.1, pp.7-10, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
local anesthetics, articaine, lidocaine, infection, bactericidal, ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY, BUPIVACAINE, ROPIVACAINE, MIXTURES
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.