Additional Anaesthetic Techniques



In dentistry, infiltration anaesthesia of the maxillary nerve (► Chap.  5) is mainly used for anaesthetising the teeth and surrounding tissues of the upper jaw. In the lower jaw, block anaesthesia of the mandibular nerve (► Chap.  6) is usually applied. In this chapter, several supplementary anaesthetic techniques are discussed, such as regional block anaesthesia of the maxillary, infraorbital, nasopalatine and mental nerves. Alternatives to mandibular block anaesthesia, such as the Gow-Gates technique and Vazirani-Akinosi method, are also described.


Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lingual Nerve Mandibular Nerve Infraorbital Nerve Mental Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam/Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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