Two patients were referred to a maxillofacial surgeon in connection with the occurrence of needle breakage during local anaesthesia. In the first case, of a 67-year-old woman, it concerned a needle breakage after giving mandibular block anaesthesia. The needle could be removed quite easily under local anaesthesia. The second case concerned a less cooperative 8 year old patient, in whom after intraosseous anaesthesia with Quicksleeper 5, the dentist decided to use the same 9 mm needle to administer a supplementary buccal infiltration. During the latter intervention the needle, unfortunately, broke. After exact localisation by means of cone beam computerised tomography, the 9 mm size needle was removed under general anaesthesia with some difficulty.
|Publicatiedatum||9 november 2018|
|Editie||Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 125 - editie 11 - november 2018; 587-590|
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