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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An evaluation of 4% prilocaine and 3% mepivacaine compared with 2% lidocaine (1:100000 epinephrine) for inferior alveolar nerve block.
Efficacy of preoperative ibuprofen and meloxicam on the success rate of inferior alveolar nerve block for teeth with irreversible pulpitis.
Illustration and photograph show the sagittal split osteotomy of the left mandible and the preoperative virtual surgical plan model in this inferior alveolar nerve sheath tumor (A = dentate segment; B = conydlar segment; IAN = inferior alveolar nerve).
The success rate of 4% articaine buccal infiltration was 71.11% whereas the success rate of 4% articaine inferior alveolar nerve block was 64.4%.
coronEctoMy: a tEchniquE to protEct thE infErior alvEolar nErvE. Journal of oral and Maxillofacial surgEry 2004 62 (12) 1447-1452
To this end, following the needle insertion according to the inferior alveolar nerve block technique when the needle tip reached the bone, the needle was pulled out for 1-2 mm and aspiration was performed.
Two inferior alveolar nerve repositioning techniques have been described, namely, lateralization and fenestration [7].
Morphological variability of the human inferior alveolar nerve. Clin Anat.
This resulted in an absence of teeth from the canines back and removal of bone down to the inferior alveolar nerve. The patient has since been clear of any further reoccurrences and wears lower dentures for aesthetic reasons.
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., 2005].
The most common anaesthetic injection for basic dental work, such as fillings for molars, is the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) block.
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