Local anaesthetic nerve injuries

Local anaesthetic nerve injuries are very rare.

Traditionally block injections were always used for dental treatment but we now realise that these are not necessary on the whole and infiltration dentistry not only prevents nerve injury but improves pain management.

Links below:

Dental update 2019

Dental update 2022

Prevention of nerve injuries in relation to dental treatment is paramount and possible (FGDP PDJ v7n4 p51-61 optimal local anaesthesia for dentistry  Minimising_and_managing_nerve_injuries_in_dental_surgical_procedures)

Two presentations are provided for clinicians and patients to understand LA related nerve injuries and how to prevent them (PDFs trial and tribulations and IASP prevention of nerve injuries and resultant neuropathic pain).