Successful anesthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve will result in anesthesia of the lingual nerve with the injection of a small quantity of the solution as the needle is withdrawn. The clinician must not assume effective anesthesia is attained if the patient only exhibits tongue symptoms. The patient must also exhibit lip and mucosa symptoms.
Long Buccal Nerve Block
The long buccal nerve provides innervation to the buccal soft tissues and periosteum adjacent to the mandibular molars. For the removal of mandibular permanent molars or for placement of a rubber dam clamp it is necessary to anesthetize the long buccal nerve. It is contraindicated in areas of acute infection.