Monday, June 21, 2010

Dental Did You Know: The Central Core Theory

This theory stated that in the mandible, the outer nerves innervated molars while the inner nerves supplied incisors. The theory was suggested when studies showed that local anaesthetic failure after a mandibular block was highest in incisors, followed by premolars and  molars.

Source: Lecture from David Isen, May 26, 2010 ( from a Powerpoint Slide referencing Kanaa et al, J of Endo, 32:919-923, 2006.

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