Jacques A. Baart, Henks S. Brand
Springer; 2nd edition
This ebook, Local Anaesthetic in Dentistry 2nd edition (PDF), is a thorough reference to the use of local anaesthesia in dentistry that will suit the needs of both dental practitioners and students. It is extensively illustrated in full color. It discusses the architecture of the trigeminal nerve in great depth and offers the reader a wealth of background material on the nature of pain and the pharmacology of anesthetics. The subsequent chapters cover important topics such as basic practical issues, local anesthaesia in both the lower and upper jaw, the use of local anesthetics in children, local and systematic problems, and the prevention of adverse effects. Patients who are at a very high risk of bad consequences are singled out, and important legal considerations are brought to the patient's notice. This second version has been thoroughly updated, and new sections have been added to focus on sterility, safety, and the environment. Additional injection techniques have been included, and a new chapter has been added that is dedicated to the administration of anesthetics with the assistance of a microprocessor. The information has been organized in such a way that it is easy to understand, and every effort has been made to make the textbook simple and uncomplicated to read.