The occurrence of paraesthesia of the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve after dental local anaesthetic use: a case report

Abstract

Paraesthesia can be a complication of surgical intervention. Its occurrence after dental local anaesthetic use is a rare event in general dental practice. Reported cases have mainly described its presentation for the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve with very few reports for the maxillary division of this nerve. This report describes a case of paraesthesia in the maxillary region following local anaesthetic use prior to removal of an upper molar tooth.

Advan Moorthy

Advan Moorthy
BA BDentSc
NCHD, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Lincoln Place, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

Leo FA Stassen
FRCS (Ed) FDS RCS MA FTCD FFSEM (UK) FFD RCSI FICD
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

Corresponding author: Dr Advan Moorthy
NCHD, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
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