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Intraligamentary local anaesthesia for posterior mandibular extractions

Olley, Ryan C., Renton, Tara F. and Frost, Peter M. 2020. Intraligamentary local anaesthesia for posterior mandibular extractions. Dental Update 47 (3) , pp. 213-216. 10.12968/denu.2020.47.3.213

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Abstract

This article reviews research and author experience behind Intraligamentary Local Anaesthesia (ILA) and Infiltration Local Anaesthesia (IFA) with Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block (IANB). In particular, the use of ILA with 4% articaine is discussed as an effective anaesthetic technique to replace both IANB and IFA for the purpose of tooth extraction in the posterior mandible. ILA also avoids the possible complications associated with IANB. Other advantages and some shortfalls of the ILA technique are described in relation to primary dental care. The technique for achieving ILA is described. CPD/Clinical Relevance: The ILA technique with articaine is a simple, swift and effective alternative to IANB and IFA for extraction of posterior teeth in the mandible in primary dental care. ILA has fewer potential debilitating complications than IANB and is likely to be more effective than IFA.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Publisher: George Warman Publications (Uk)ltd
ISSN: 0305-5000
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 June 2020
Date of Acceptance: 17 May 2019
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2020 18:15
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/132479

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