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Lower Lip Nerve Block, Regional Anesthesia of Lower Lip

  • Indication
  1. Lower lip anesthesia
  • Technique
  1. Two lines of anesthesia, from chin to each mouth angle
    1. Two lines together with lower lip forms triangle
  2. Infiltrate with total of 10-15 cc of 1% Lidocaine
  3. Insert needle at chin midline
    1. Direct needle toward right mouth angle
      1. Infiltrate from chin to right mouth angle
    2. Withdraw and redirect needle to left mouth angle
      1. Infiltrate from chin to left mouth angle
  • References
  1. Moy in Pfenninger (1994) Procedures, p. 145-55
  2. Salam (2004) Am Fam Physician 69(3):585-90 [PubMed]