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How to Overcome Failed Local Anaesthesia


How to Overcome Failed Local Anaesthesia

J G Meechan. Br Dent J.


Local anaesthetic failure is an unavoidable aspect of dental practice. A number of factors contribute to this, which may be related to either the patient or the operator. Patient-dependent factors may be anatomical, pathological or psychological. This paper considers the reasons for unsuccessful dental local anaesthetic injections and describes techniques which may be useful in overcoming failure.

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