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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 78-83

Comparison of Vazirani-Akinosi and Kurt-Thoma technique for mandibular anesthesia: An observational clinical study

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, K. M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Amit Mahajan
K. M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Vadodara, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_189_20

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Introduction: Different techniques have been developed over the years for achieving mandibular nerve anesthesia. Many methods have been proposed back and forth in order to perform effective anaesthesia. Aims and Objective: The main aim of our study was to carry out comparison of clinical efficacy of mandibular nerve anaesthesia by Kurt Thoma technique with that of Vazirani-Akinosi nerve block technique. Materials and Methods: 10 adult patients requiring bilateral mandibular teeth extraction were selected randomly to receive Kurt Thoma technique and Vazirani-Akinosi technique for nerve block randomly. Results: There is no statistically difference between two techniques in terms of need of additional injection, pain, complications, onset of action. Conclusions: By this study we conclude that both the techniques are equally effective and all the oral and maxillofacial surgeons should learn these techniques so that they can use in various patients where conventional mandibular nerve block techniques are not feasible.

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