Lingual nerve block: New perspective for anesthesia. Technical note

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Edition V02N03 | Year 2016 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 20 to 25

Marconi Eduardo Sousa Maciel Santos, Pedro Henrique De Souza Lopes, Rafael De Sousa Carvalho Saboia, Belmiro Cavalcanti Do Egito Vasconcelos, Emerson Filipe De Carvalho Nogueira

Objective: The objective of this paper is to describe a new anesthetic technique for isolated block of the lingual nerve. Methods: A short needle, 25mm 30G, should be introduced 45 degrees to the bone base of the jaw until it touches the bone, about 3 mm below the lingual bone crest of the mandibular third molar or distal to the mandibular second molar. After a slight backward movement, anesthetic is injected. Conclusion: The isolated block of the lingual nerve, when recommended, can be a good option, as well as it limit the transient paresthesia of the surgical area, can provide greater comfort to the patient as well as being an economical technique.

Lingual nerve, Anesthesia, local, Surgery, oral, Biopsy,

Santos MESM, Lopes PHS, Saboia RSC, Vasconcelos BCE, Nogueira EFC. Bloqueio do nervo lingual: nova perspectiva para anestesia. Nota técnica. J Braz Coll Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 set-dez;2(3):20-5. DOI:

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