Key Features

  • Basic concepts for the safe and effective practice of local anesthesia in dentistry are emphasized.
  • Recent advances in science, technology, and pain control techniques are presented.
  • Clear instructions for administering local anesthetics are accompanied by high-quality photographs and drawings to enhance the reader's understanding.
  • Numerous boxes and tables are presented throughout to provide a quick reference and comparison of techniques, drugs, and dosages.
  • In-depth discussions are provided on the anesthetic agents used in dentistry, along with their clinical actions.
  • Dosage charts, injection techniques, information on duration of action, and contraindications for local anesthetics are included at the end of the book for quick reference.
  • Step-by-step procedures and instructions for administering local anesthetics are provided.
  • The proper care and handling of equipment are thoroughly covered, along with the problems that may be encountered.
  • Information is provided on the requirements for pain control and local anesthesia within various dental specialties that require particular attention.
  • Coverage includes electronic dental anesthesia and ultrasonics, as alternatives to the injection of drugs.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Drugs
1. Neurophysiology
2. Pharmacology of local anesthetics
3. Pharmacology of vasoconstrictors
4. Clinical action of specific agents
Part Two: The Armamentarium
5. The syringe
6. The needle
7. The cartridge
8. Additional armamentarium
9. Preparation of the armamentarium
Part Three: Techniques of Regional Anesthesia in Dentistry
10. Physical and psychological evaluation
11. Basic injection technique
12. Anatomical considerations
13. Techniques of maxillary anesthesia
14. Techniques of mandibular anesthesia
15. Supplemental injection techniques
16. Local anesthetic considerations in dental specialties
Part Four: Complications, Legal Considerations, Questions, and Future Trends
17. Local complications
18. Systemic complications
19. Legal considerations
20. Future trends in pain control
21. Questions


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