Historically, dental pain or a toothache is regarded as the worst thing experienced by man since times immemorial. Despite the development of modern equipment and technical expertise, if there is one thing that dentists have been unable to control, it is the pain that presents itself in a variety of ways. In fact the nerve in the tooth or the pulp has fibers that can transmit only pain as a response to any stimulus. These fibers are unique to the body in this regard. A visit to a dentist is the scariest experience for some people, while others are able to sail through it relatively unscathed. It is here that anesthetic agents have served as a blessing to dentists and patients alike.
Dental anesthesia can be administered intra-orally or extra-orally.
The spectrum of dental anesthesia includes -
► Local Anesthetics
► General Anesthetics
Lidocaine is the most commonly used local anesthetic agent. Inadvertent injection into a blood vessel can lead to complications like hematoma (collection of blood outside the blood vessels).
Latest Publications and Research on Dental AnesthesiaAnxiety due to Dental Treatment and Procedures among University Students and Its Correlation with Their Gender and Field of Study. - Published by PubMed
Monitoring nociception during general anesthesia with cardiorespiratory coherence. - Published by PubMed
A comparative evaluation of pain and anxiety levels in 2 different anesthesia techniques: locoregional anesthesia using conventional syringe versus intraosseous anesthesia using a computer-controlled system (Quicksleeper). - Published by PubMed
Surgical management of Stenson's duct injury using epidural catheter: A novel technique. - Published by PubMed
Could conscious sedation with midazolam for dental procedures be an alternative to general anesthesia? - Published by PubMed