Injection regimen for anesthesia of the maxillary first molar.

  title={Injection regimen for anesthesia of the maxillary first molar.},
  author={C A Loetscher and D C Melton and Richard E. Walton},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  volume={117 2},
This study evaluated whether a single or double injection is required to achieve first molar anesthesia. Subjects received posterosuperior alveolar nerve blocks. Presence or absence of anesthesia was evaluated with carbon dioxide dry ice pulp sensitivity testing. This was followed by mesial infiltration and a second pulp testing. The posterosuperior alveolar nerve block alone usually provided effective first molar anesthesia. A small percentage of subjects required an additional mesial… CONTINUE READING