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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.
One study reported no difference in reaction to inferior alveolar nerve blocks and maxillary infiltrations in children [Ram and Peretz, 2001]; however others have suggested that the former is more uncomfortable than the latter in paediatric patients [Jones et al.
Fascicular characteristics of the human inferior alveolar nerve.
Effect of preoperative ibuprofen on the success of the inferior alveolar nerve block in patients with irreversible pulpitis.
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 (IAN) block.
This resulted in an absence of teeth from the canines back and removal of bone down to the inferior alveolar nerve.

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