Accession Number : ADA112309

Title :   A Bifid Mandibular Nerve as a Possible Cause of Anesthetic Deficiency in the Mandible.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jan-Jul 80,

Corporate Author : ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Grover,P S ; Lorton,Lewis

PDF Url : ADA112309

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The failure to achieve complete mandibular anesthesia is a problem that occurs in as high as 20% of all cases. The explanations vary from faulty anesthetic solutions to faulty technique, to anatomic or physiologic variations. Accessory nerve innervation from the mylohyoid nerve or the contra-lateral mental nerve has also been suggested. Bifurcation of the mandibular nerve is rarely mentioned in the literature, but may be a cause for inadequate anesthesia in some small percentage of cases. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nerves, *Nerve blocking, *Mandible, *Anesthesia, Deficiencies, Case studies, Patients, Males

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE