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Periodontal ligament injection: review and recommended technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15636280     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The periodontal ligament (PDL) injection is used primarily when conventional anesthesia is not fully effective, when dentists require only a short duration of anesthesia, and when a patient wants to avoid the lip and tongue numbness associated with mandibular block injections. To provide effective anesthesia and to lessen adverse reactions associated with the injection, it is important to understand the proper technique for administering a PDL injection. This article provides a literature review of the PDL injection and a review of the author's techniques, including indications and contraindications, patient considerations, site and syringe preparation, administration of the injection, and possible postoperative effects.
James S Dower; Zuri M Barniv
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General dentistry     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0363-6771     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Dent     Publication Date:    2004 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-07     Completed Date:  2005-02-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610466     Medline TA:  Gen Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  537-42; quiz 543, 527-8     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Dental / contraindications,  instrumentation,  methods*
Anesthesia, Local / contraindications,  instrumentation,  methods*
Anesthetics, Local / administration & dosage*,  pharmacology
Lidocaine / administration & dosage*,  pharmacology
Periodontal Ligament*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Local; 137-58-6/Lidocaine

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