Local Anesthesia of the Masticatory Region

  • Henry A. Gremillion
  • Christopher J. Spencer
  • Alex D. Ehrlich
  • Janice A. Townsend


Local anesthetics are used in a wide range of clinical situations in dentistry. Some indications are to alleviate sensory input, thus minimizing discomfort during treatment procedures, to treat inflammatory and chronic pain, and for diagnostic and prognostic purposes. Knowledge of the scope of anesthesia effects and specific anatomical factors associated with proper technique is essential for their safe and efficacious use in order to achieve intended goals.


Local anesthesia Dentistry Infiltration Nerve block Paresthesia Trigger-point injections Pain control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry A. Gremillion
    • 1
  • Christopher J. Spencer
    • 2
  • Alex D. Ehrlich
    • 3
  • Janice A. Townsend
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of OrthodonticsLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry, LSU School of DentistryNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic SciencesLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry, LSU School of DentistryNew OrleansUSA
  3. 3.Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and BiomaterialsLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry, LSU School of DentistryNew OrleansUSA
  4. 4.Department of Pediatric DentistryLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of DentistryNew OrleansUSA

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