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How to Give a Painless Palatal Injection

Description:
Most patients are extremely anxious about any form of dental treatment however once they are in the chair and they have had the local anaesthetic administered they generally relax into the treatment. One of the reasons for this is the anxiety related to the local anaesthesia. One of the most painful injections is the palatal injections. There area number of devices out there that purport to give a painless palatal injection (PPI). In this short video we demonstrate a technique that shows how to give a PPI without any special instrumentation except time and patience. This is something that is quick to learn and a phenomenal practice builder.

Date Added:
8/13/2014

Author(s):

Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Dr Gluckman completed his dental training at the university of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1990. After spending a number of years in a general practice he complete...
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Questions & Comments
james tran - (8/22/2015 4:24 AM)

Taught this at university but never used it in real life - thanks for the reminder

Howard Gluckman - (6/4/2015 7:34 AM)

James this is a MIlestone STA electronic local anaesthesia device with a very small needle but it can be done with any of the other local device.

James Albani - (6/3/2015 4:02 PM)

what syringe and needle is that

Howard Gluckman - (9/13/2014 2:52 AM)

James this is the Wand or STA local anaesthetic device. There is also a new one coming out from megagen which should be good as well.

James Albani - (9/12/2014 3:05 PM)

i have been using this technique for years, really works thanks Howard

James Albani - (9/12/2014 3:04 PM)

what is the syringe you are using

Murat Atli - (8/21/2014 2:29 PM)

tanks it s great technic just use it , very successful, thank you.

Michele Williams - (8/21/2014 1:24 PM)

Thank you looks like a great technique that I will try

Howard Gluckman - (8/20/2014 6:35 AM)

My Apologies Kevin. You need to wait a few minutes for the buccal to go numb. You cannot start it too quickly or the buccal tissue wont go numb. so Leave it for a few minutes at least and then try and numb. That way the buccal tissue will be completely numb before you place the injection in there.

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