TY - CHAP A1 - Enrique Hernández-Cortez A2 - Cecilia G. Sandoval Larios A3 - Juan Carlos Flores-Carrillo ED1 - Víctor M. Whizar-Lugo ED2 - Enrique Hernández-Cortez Y1 - 2020-09-30 PY - 2020 T1 - Local Anesthetics in Odontology N2 - The fascinating history of local anesthetics was born in the Andean Mountains with the use of Erythroxylum coca and has gradually evolved into a group of safe drugs in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Their mechanism of action on the cell membrane produces anesthesia, analgesia, and side effects that can be catastrophic. Other effects such as antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antineoplastic, and other therapeutic results have also been found and are still under investigation. Pharmacological advances in local anesthetics, the use of adjuvant drugs, and new regional anesthesia techniques have resulted in greater efficacy and safety for patients.Written by authors from around the world, this book examines selected topics on local anesthetics and their current use in clinical practice. BT - Topics in Local Anesthetics SP - Ch. 8 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.91738 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.91738 SN - 978-1-78984-944-8 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-21 ER -