Effective anaesthesia of the acutely inflamed pulp: part 2. Clinical strategies

Satnam Virdee, S Bhakta, DW Seymour

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Achieving profound pulpal anaesthesia in a mandibular molar diagnosed with irreversible pulpitis can be argued to be the most testing of dental anaesthetic challenges. Following discussion on the possible reasons for this occurrence in part 1, part 2 outlines the various local anaesthetic techniques that practitioners can use to overcome the acutely inflamed mandibular molar. They should then be able to apply these same principles to help anaesthetise any other tooth presenting with an acutely inflamed pulp. Techniques are discussed in detail along with key variables that have been associated with having an impact on the anaesthetic efficacy. This is to bring to light factors that can aid anaesthetic success as well as dispel common misnomers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-445
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Dental Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2015


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