Maximizing Regional Anesthesia to Keep Your Oral Surgery Patients Comfortable
23 Jun 2021
Clinical Theater 2
Dental patients commonly present with periodontal disease, tooth fractures or tooth resorption, all of which progress to the point they become painful. The chronic nature of these conditions can contribute to wind-up pain which contributes to difficulty maintaining them at shallow depths of general anesthesia. The effective placement of local anesthetics can aid in the smooth management of dental patients while under general anesthesia and also facilitates to a smooth transition to oral pain medications post-procedure. In addition to reviewing the landmarks for effective placement, we will discuss how mixing of medications can prolong the effectiveness of local anesthetics.