What is the role of lidocaine in the administration of infraorbital nerve block?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Karen M Byrne, MD; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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An infraorbital nerve block requires 1-3 mL of the chosen anesthetic agent.

Lidocaine (Xylocaine) is the most commonly used agent.

  • The onset of action for lidocaine is approximately 4-6 minutes.

  • The duration of effect is approximately 75 minutes.

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