Rusi Argirov*, Petia Pechalova
Department of oral surgery, Faculty of dental medicine, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
*Corresponding author: Rusi Argirov, Department of oral surgery, Faculty of dental medicine, Medical University, “Hristo Botev” 3, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria.
Received: December 11, 2019
Published: December 26, 2019
The employment of mandibular nerve block anesthesia is the basis of successful dental treatment. However mandibular nerve blocks are not easy to master, especially by young practitioners. The goal of this article is to acquire information about the usage of mandibular nerve block anesthesia by young dental practitioners with less than 5 years of experience, in Bulgaria. The survey was filled by 261 dentists. The results show that 55.55% of the dentists that participated didn’t use mandibular nerve blocks, 31.42% used this type of anesthesia in some cases and only 13.02% used them in their daily practice. The most used technique was Weisbrem’s - 42.53% and only 1.92%, (n=5) stated that they preferred the Halsted method. Not a single one of the participants used the Gow-Gates or the Akinosi technique. The mandibular nerve blocks present the younger practitioners with difficulty when using them and that’s why many of the dentists prefer not to use them.
Keywords: Mandibular Anesthesia; Nerve Block; Dental Anesthesia