Flashcards in LA Deck (16)
What teeth would you use articaine on?
6, 7, 8's
When would you use a block?
On lower 6's
How long is a short needle?
What is the gauge of a short needle?
How long is a long needle?
What is the gauge of a long needle?
What cartridges are latex free?
Citanest 3% with octapressub
How many ml are in a cartridge?
2.2ml or 1.8ml
What is in a cartridge?
+/- stabiliser/ preservative
Isotonic carrier medium
What does aspiration aid?
The prevention of intravascular injection
How is aspiration achieved?
By lowering the pressure in the cartridge
What is the problem with aspiration?
Could give false negatives (may be due to needle blockage)
What should you check for aspiration? (3)
- check for the "peg" on the needle end of the inside of the syringe barrel
- check bung
- check the plunger
Where should the bevel be placed?
Black bit should be on the side nearest the tooth
How would you do an infiltration on the lower incisors? What is the success rate of this?
0.5ml lidocaine labial
0.5ml lidocaine lingual