Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dental Did You Know: Mandibular Block Failure Rates

On average, when giving an mandibular block (to freeze the lower teeth), the failure rate is approximately 20%. On teeth that are infected, this rises to 55%.

Source: Lecture from David Isen, May 26, 2010 ( from a Powerpoint Slide referencing Claffey et al, J of Endo Aug, 2004.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
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