For over 100 years DENTSPLY International has been supporting dentists worldwide in their profession. Our trusted and comprehensive range of anesthetics enables dentists and hygienists to start every procedure right. At DENTSPLY we ensure quality at each step of the product’s journey from collection of active molecule till it reaches your office. Each cartridge is twice sterilized with sterilizing filter followed by autoclave method. Cartridges are then visually inspected with electronic laser for defects and impurities including but not limited to cracks, foreign particles, color and density et al. Each cartridge is Mylar pack labeled to restrain the individual pieces in case of a break thus avoiding any injuries. Each set of 10 cartridges is then blister packed to avoid breakage. Each cartridge is color coded as per industry standard ADA system, 4% Citanest® plain has a black color band.
The average time of onset and soft tissue duration is approximately less than 2 minutes and 2 hours respectively for infiltration injection with 4% Citanest Plain. This Injection provides pulpal anesthesia of approximately 10 minutes in maxillary infiltration injections. This has been found to provide complete anesthesia for procedures lasting an average of 20 minutes. When used for inferior alveolar nerve block, the time of onset of 4% Citanest Plain Dental Injection averages less than three minutes with an average duration of soft tissue anesthesia of approximately 2.5 hours.
Citanest plain is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to local anesthetics. Citanest plain should not be used in patients with congenital or idiopathic methemoglobinemia. Common precautions include aspiration prior to injection to help avoid intravascular injection.
Citanest Plain Dental is available in boxes of 50 cartridges of 1.8 ml with your local dealer. DENTSPLY part number for Citanest Plain is 46616.
Please refer to the full prescribing information under resources to know more about Citanest plain DENTAL.
# Handbook of Local anesthesia – SF Malamed sixth edition