DENTAL ANESTHESIA: Tips for Successful Mandibular Block Anesthesia


Mandibular anesthetic techniques present a lower success rate when compared to maxillary anaesthetic techniques due to greater density of the mandibular alveolar bone, limited access to the inferior alveolar nerve, marked anatomical variations, and need for deeper needle penetration into the soft tissue. 



Unfortunately, this nerve block has a comparatively high failure rate.

John Alonge, MS, DDS presents tips for successful mandibular block anesthesia.