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Anesthesia

Managing Pain

Many options are available when choosing the most appropriate injectable local anesthetic for dental patients.

Alternative Injection Techniques

The use of the infraorbital, anterior middle superior alveolar, and maxillary nerve blocks provide safety and efficiency benefits during the administration of local anesthesia.

The Search for Consensus

Even though dental hygienists have been successfully administering local anesthesia for more than 40 years, consensus on national education standards and utilization guidelines has yet to be achieved.