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Boost Your Skills on Topical Anesthesia

Ensuring patient comfort during dental hygiene procedures is a must to guarantee a pleasant dental experience. For this reason, clinicians need to be familiar with soft-tissue anesthesia options. Read on to test your understanding of topical anesthetics.


Injectable anesthetics offer less depth and duration than topical anesthetics.

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Which of the following is a characteristic of an intrapocket topical anesthetic?

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Dyclonine hydrochloride is the main anesthetic used in topical anesthesia mouthrinse formulations.

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Which patients benefit from the use of topical anesthesia via mouthrinse?

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Anxious patients and those with a fear of needles will benefit from the use of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved intranasal mist for maxillary anesthesia.

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The FDA approved intranasal mist is designed to provide maxillary anesthesia for which of the following teeth?

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Topical anesthetics only provide soft tissue anesthesia.

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Boost Your Skills on Topical Anesthesia
Congrats! You understand the ins and outs of topical anesthetics. Get out there and put your know-how to good use!
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Well done! You have the basics, but there’s more to learn. Continue to study the latest in advances and uses of topical anesthetics. You’ve got this!
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Not bad, but there’s room to grow when it comes to understanding the role of dental hygienists in managing pain in patients. Consider reading more about the latest advancements in topical anesthetics. Good luck!

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