The FDA in the US has approved OraVerse, the first reversal agent to reduce the length of effect of dental anaesthesia. Here's the teaser clip from CBS online via WebMD:
According to Novalar Pharmaceuticals, the drug company that makes OraVerse, the FDA approved OraVerse's use in adults and children based on several clinical studies in which patients got an injection of OraVerse or a placebo after undergoing dental procedures under local anesthetics.
In the clinical studies, the patients who got OraVerse regained normal sensation in their lips faster than those who got the placebo. Within an hour after getting OraVerse, 41% of the patients had normal sensation in their lower lip, compared with 7% of those who got the placebo. And 59% of the OraVerse patients regained normal sensation in their upper lip within an hour after getting OraVerse, compared with 12% of those who got the placebo.
Read the rest of the article here: New Drug Reverses Dentists' Anesthesia
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
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