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Ulceration of gingival mucosa after topical application of EMLA: report of four cases.

Author(s): Franz-Montan M, Ranali J, Ramacciato JC, de Andrade ED, Volpato MC, Groppo FC

Affiliation(s): Physiological Sciences, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas, Piracicaba, 13414903, Brazil.

Publication date & source: 2008-02-09, Br Dent J., 204(3):133-4.

Publication type: Case Reports

This study reports four cases of mucosa ulceration after a 30-minute application of EMLA (0.3 g) as a topical anaesthetic in dentistry. The subjects returned the next day with a white ulceration and desquamation on the application site. EMLA cream should not be applied to the oral mucosa for 30 minutes.

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