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2020 Nov

Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med



Intracranial Air Embolism after Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block: A Case Report.


Gillespie M, Gunsolly C
Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2020 Nov; 4(4):649-652.
PMID: 33217299.


The number of nontraumatic dental pain emergency department (ED) visits continues to substantially rise in frequency every year. While there are several methods for treating dental pain, an inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) is a non-narcotic alternative that provides instantaneous relief of severe pain.