A number of studies have investigated the use of topical analgesia prior to inferior alveolar nerve
blocks and no benefit has been shown at this site [Nakanishi et al.
Fascicular characteristics of the human inferior alveolar nerve
All patients (18-45 years old) that required inferior alveolar nerve
block for wisdom tooth removal were included in the study.
It innervates the muscles of the lower lip and chin, and it eventually communicates with the mental branch of the inferior alveolar nerve
This resulted in an absence of teeth from the canines back and removal of bone down to the inferior alveolar nerve
Mikesell and colleagues reported that articaine achieved pulpal analgesia in 4-54% of cases compared to 2-48% for lidocaine following inferior alveolar nerve
blocks (IANB) in patients of varying age ranges, although this difference was not significant [Mikesell et al.
There is no loss of motor function, as the inferior alveolar nerve
contains no motor fibers.
The most common anaesthetic injection for basic dental work, such as fillings for molars, is the inferior alveolar nerve
In the field of implant dentistry, the most frequently encountered hinderences at the implantation site are lack of adequate bone available and proximity to anatomic structures, such as the maxillary sinus and the inferior alveolar nerve
Injections included anterior superior alveolar nerve
block (ASA), middle superior alveolar nerve
block (MSA), posterior superior alveolar nerve
block (PSA), and right and left inferior alveolar nerve
blocks (IANB) using 3 percent mepivacaine during the 90-minute session.
Dental Nerve Block Injection Simulator, which teaches dental residents how to perform an inferior alveolar nerve
(IAN) block - one of the most common but more difficult dental injections, since the exact location for the injection must be identified by nearby anatomical landmarks, and with a restricted range of sight.