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Clinical Tips

For more accurate location of inferior alveolar nerve block injection, we can estimate it from a good quality panoramic x-Ray (OPG) by observing the tram lines traces of the inferior alveolar canal till it starts from the mandibular foramen and relate this to the level of the lower posterior dentition or the upper posterior dentitions. In case it was higher up the ramus, that needs giving the injection little higher than usual the technique is quiet easy, fast but giving surprising results. We all know that the signs and symptoms of total failure of IAN block is the complete absence of any numbness from both the lip and the tongue is the injection side confirmed by objective tests i.e., by the dentist and partial failure will be presented by numbness only in the tongue side Figure: 1,2 shows how this could be

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