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14.09.2012

This week we published in the BDJ regarding how common trigeminal nerve injuries are related to local anaesthetic injections for dentistry.

 

I in 10 thousand injections cause nerve injury based on our dentist survay, this is a much higher incidence than previously known. 60% of these injuries resolve and 40% remain permanent.

 

We describe how these injuries may be avoided using articaine buccal infltrations and the high success rate our students have with dental extractions using this LA method