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What are the techniqes of oral local anesthesia?

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Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Block & Infiltration

There are essentially 2-types of local anesthesia delivery.
1. Block- this is where a larger area is anesthetized using a single injection location. This is used many times in the lower jaw. 2. Infiltration- this is where only certain teeth are anesthetized, usually 1-3, and occurs more often in the upper jaw. There is also topical anesthesia, which is primarily used in hygiene for cleanings.

In brief: Block & Infiltration

There are essentially 2-types of local anesthesia delivery.
1. Block- this is where a larger area is anesthetized using a single injection location. This is used many times in the lower jaw. 2. Infiltration- this is where only certain teeth are anesthetized, usually 1-3, and occurs more often in the upper jaw. There is also topical anesthesia, which is primarily used in hygiene for cleanings.
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dr. Brian Hoffman
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Injection

Your dentist will inject local anesthesia around the nerve providing sensation to the affected tooth or teeth.

In brief: Injection

Your dentist will inject local anesthesia around the nerve providing sensation to the affected tooth or teeth.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. David May
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Topical and time

Topical anesthetic, body temperature injectable anesthetic and slow injection of anesthetic allowing anesthesia of the tissue on the way to the site of deposition of bolus of anesthetic.

In brief: Topical and time

Topical anesthetic, body temperature injectable anesthetic and slow injection of anesthetic allowing anesthesia of the tissue on the way to the site of deposition of bolus of anesthetic.
Dr. David May
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Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

What part of mouth/ oral pharynx due you want to block? Most nerves inner sting the mouth/ throat can be blocked.
Just brush up on anatomy. Or check amer soc for regional anesthesia.

In brief: Depends

What part of mouth/ oral pharynx due you want to block? Most nerves inner sting the mouth/ throat can be blocked.
Just brush up on anatomy. Or check amer soc for regional anesthesia.
Dr. Mark Moran
Dr. Mark Moran
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