A thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the pterygomandibular space is essential for the successful administration of the inferior alveolar nerve block. In addition to the inferior alveolar and lingual.
Options always exist in executing dental hygiene care, including the administration of local anesthesia. But smart dental hygiene practitioners look to evidence-based outcomes for providing successful care to their patients.
Dental hygienists often rely on the traditional inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB), also known as the Halsted approach, plus the addition of the buccal block for mandibular quadrant anesthesia during nonsurgical periodontal therapy (NSPT).