Application of crestal anesthesia for treatment of class I caries in posterior mandibular teeth

Koroush Taheri Talesh & Shiva Solahaye Kahnamouii
Background and aims. Current infiltration techniques for achieving anesthesia in dental procedures are not applicable in posterior mandibular region because of its dense cortical bone. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a specific infiltration anesthesia in posterior mandibular teeth instead of inferior alveolar nerve block for restorative procedures. Materials and methods. Crestal anesthesia (CA) was assessed both clinically and by computed tomography scan for its efficacy and side effects. A...