Local Anesthetics: I 2011
Objectives and Goals
- Describe the applied anatomy of the pterygomandibular space as it applies to local anesthesia of the alveolar nerve.
- Describe the proper administration technique of the inferior alveolar, Gow-Gates, Akinosi, posterior superior alveolar and maxillary second division nerve blocks.
- Describe the pharmacologic action of common local anesthetics, vasoconstrictors and preservatives and know their indications and contraindications in patient treatment.
- Recognize and treat adverse reactions to local anesthetics, vasoconstrictors and preservatives.
- Describe the techniques, physiologic response and postoperative sequelae of intrapulpal, intraseptal and periodontal ligament injections.
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