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Local anesthesia options during dental hygiene care - RDH

Thus, dental hygienists can increase patient comfort by buffering local anesthetics prior to injection.7,8. How can I be less nervous giving a posterior superior alveolar block on my patients? I do not want to give them a hematoma, so I am using ...

The middle superior alveolar nerve is a nerve that drops from the infraorbital portion of the maxillary nerve to supply the sinus mucosa, the roots of the maxillary premolars, and the mesiobuccal root of the first maxillary molar. It is not always present; and in the majority of cases it is non existent with the posterior superior alveolar nerve innervating the premolars and molars alone.

Middle superior alveolar nerve
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Distribution of the maxillary and mandibular nerves, and the submaxillary ganglion.
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Latin ramus alveolaris superior medius nervi maxillaris
TA A14.2.01.051
FMA 53932
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The middle superior alveolar nerve is a nerve that drops from the infraorbital portion of the maxillary nerve to supply the sinus mucosa, the roots of the maxillary premolars, and the mesiobuccal root of the first maxillary molar. It is not always present; and in the majority of cases it is non existent with the posterior superior alveolar nerve innervating the premolars and molars alone.