Local Anesthesia: Troubleshooting the Mandibular Block - 219
Profound Anesthesia of the mandible can prove elusive. Various techniques, including the inferior alveolar nerve block (NB), the Gow Gates mandibular NB, the incisive NB, and the Akinosi-Vazirani closed mouth NB are described. The success of articaine HCl by mandibular infiltration is reviewed.
- Explain the reasons for low success rates for inferior alveolar nerve blocks
- List 5 alternative techniques for use when the IANB fails
- Describe the Gow-Gates mandibular block
- Discuss the success of articaine HCl by mandibular infiltration in adult patients
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