Recent Advances in Local Anesthesia: Review of Literature

  • Dr. Vaishali Pagare Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, D.Y. Patil Dental School, Charholi bk, Lohegaon, Pune- 412105, India.
  • Dr. Piyush Dua Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, I.T.S Centre for Dental Studies & Research, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Dr. Ankita Gupta Senior lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sree Bankey Bihari Dental College and Research Centre, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Dr. Gunmeek Kaur Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Luxmi Bai Dental College and Hospital, Patiala, India.
  • Dr. Aanchal Banka Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT University, Patia, Bhubaneswar-751024, India.
  • Dr. Brijesh Byrappa Dental Surgeon & Implantologist, Dental Experts A Super Speciality Dental Clinic, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Anesthesia, Pain, Local anesthesia, Recent advances


Even if local anaesthetic remains the mainstay of pain management in dentistry, research will continue to hunt for innovative and more effective strategies to control the pain. The majority of research efforts are focused on developing anaesthetic medicines, delivery systems, and related approaches. Modern dentistry techniques enable dentists to provide better pain management with less painful injections and unfavourable side effects. The current review of the literature aims to compile persuasive evidence for dentists about the use of modern local anaesthetics, various techniques, and tactics to lessen pain while delivering anaesthesia and so enhance patient comfort.