inferior alveolar nerve

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inferior alveolar nerve

[in′fir·ē·ər al¦vē·ə·lər ′nərv]
(neuroscience)
A branch of the mandibular nerve that innervates the teeth of the lower jaw.
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The PSA block has a 3.1% positive aspiration rate, the second highest in the oral cavity, second only to the inferior alveolar block. (3) The risk of causing a large hematoma often deters clinicians from utilizing this nerve block, while instead choosing a less suitable supraperiosteal injection, requiring multiple needle penetrations to the patient.
Hence compared with inferior alveolar block, buccal infiltration can be considered a viable alternative to secure pulpal anaesthesia for endodontic therapy.
Drum M Back M effect of sublingually trizolam on success inferior alveolar block in patient with irreversible pulpitis.