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.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the indications and contraindications of the infraorbital (IO), anterior middle superior alveolar (AMSA), and maxillary nerve blocks.
- Note the areas anesthetized by the IO, AMSA, and maxillary nerve blocks.
- Discuss the suggested technique for administering these alternative injections.
This course was published in the April 2016 issue and expires April 30, 2019. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.