Background: Local anesthesia is an important part of the daily routines for a dentist. We planned the present study to assess and compare the efficacy of two different anesthetic solutions in patients undergoing dental extractions undergoing local anesthesia. Materials & methods: The present study included assessment and comparison of efficacy of two different anesthetic solutions in patients undergoing dental extractions undergoing local anesthesia. A total of 100 patients were included in the present study and were randomly divided into two study groups with 50 patients in each group as follows:Group A: Patients undergoing dental extraction under the local anesthetic effect of 2% lignocaine with 1:80000 concentrations of adrenaline,Group B: Patients undergoing dental extraction under the local anesthetic effect of 2% lignocaine with 1:200000 concentrations of adrenaline.Local anesthetic solution was administered to all the patients according to their respective group. All the patients were kept under observation after extraction to assess the presence of any postoperative complication. Results: Mean time for the objective onset of local anesthesia among the subjects of group A and group B was 3.20 minutes and 3.33 minutes respectively. Mean duration of anesthesia among subjects of group A and group B was 150.5 minutes and 140.8 minutes respectively. No significant results were obtained while comparing the onset and duration of LA among the subjects of the two study groups. Conclusion: Two percent lignocaine with two different concentrations had equal efficacy in patients undergoing dental extractions.
Key words: Anesthesia, Dental extraction, Efficacy.