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Lessons

Local anesthetic techniques providing pain control in the maxillary arch are described in this program following a review of the anatomy of the trigeminal nerve. Techniques include infiltration (supraperiosteal), anterior superior alveolar nerve block; middle superior alveolar nerve block; posterior superior alveolar nerve block; anterior superior alveolar nerve block; and palatal injection techniques.



Learning Objectives:

  • Select the appropriate maxillary injection technique for the planned dental procedure
  • Name the branches of the Vth cranial nerve and discuss their relevance to dental treatment
  • Describe the indications for, and technique of, maxillary infiltration
  • Describe the indications for, and technique of, the posterior superior alveolar nerve block
  • Describe the indications for, and technique of, the anterior superior alveolar nerve block
  • Describe the indications for, and technique of, the anterior middle superior alveolar nerve block
  • List the recommended volume of local anesthetic solution for each maxillary injection technique


Course created: 2016
Course reviewed: 2024

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