Needle Breakage: Incidence and Prevention

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Needle Breakage: Incidence and Prevention

Since the introduction of nonreusable, stainless steel dental local anesthetic needles, needle breakage has become an extremely rare complication of dental local anesthetic injections. But although rare, dental needle breakage…

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Paresthesias in Dentistry

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Paresthesias in Dentistry

Alterations to normal oral sensory function can occur following restorative and surgical dental procedures. Paresthesia is defined as an abnormal sensation, such as burning, pricking, tickling, or tingling. Paresthesias are…

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Acquired Methemoglobinemia Revisited

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Acquired Methemoglobinemia Revisited

Dentistry has two medications in its pain management armamentarium that may cause the potentially life-threatening disorder methemoglobinemia. The first medications are the topical local anesthetics benzocaine and prilocaine. The second…

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