Anesthetic Efficacy Assessment of Two Mental Nerve Block Techniques for Tooth Extraction
- *Corresponding Author:
- Motamedi MHK
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Received Date: June 01, 2013; Accepted Date: July 20, 2013; Published Date: July 27, 2013
Citation: Lassemi E, Kalantar Motamedi MH, Alemi Z (2013) Anesthetic Efficacy Assessment of Two Mental Nerve Block Techniques for Tooth Extraction. Anaplastology S6:003. doi:10.4172/2161-1173.S6-003
Copyright: © 2013 Lassemi E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background and aim: The mental-incisive nerve block can be used where lower premolars and anterior teeth require treatment. The aim of this study is to compare tow methods ofmental-incisive nerve block for extraction of the lower premolars and anterior teeth.
Methods and materials: This randomized double blind split-mouth clinical trial study was performed on patients requiring extraction of lower premolars and anterior teeth bilaterally. Patients were divided into two groups (case and controls). On one side injection was administered distal to the second premolar while on the other side the injection was done between premolars. The teeth were matched in terms of clinical and radiographic features.
Result: 40 patients (80 samples) with a mean age of 50.6 ± 12.7 were studied. According to the results, we had a 95% success rate with injection distal to the second premolar, but the success rate was 72.5% when the injection was done between premolars.
Conclusion: The mental-incisive nerve block with injection done distal to the second premolar was more
successful than between premolars.