A Modified Two Stage Technique of Administering an Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block in Children

R Ashwin, Karthik Shetty

Abstract

The administration of an inferior alveolar nerve block in young children is a very challenging task. A painless block facilitates good behavior and cooperation from the child. A two stage technique of administering the inferior alveolar nerve block has been described in literatureas a way to decrease the pain of injection. This paper describes a modification to the two stage technique which aims to make the injection experience comfortable for the child.

Keywords

Inferior alveolar nerve block, local anesthesia, two stage technique.

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