Local anesthetic calculations: avoiding trouble with pediatric patients.

@article{Saraghi2015LocalAC,
  title={Local anesthetic calculations: avoiding trouble with pediatric patients.},
  author={Mana Saraghi and P. M. A. Moore and Elliot V. Hersh},
  journal={General dentistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={48-52}
}
Local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) is a rare but avoidable consequence of local anesthetic overdose. This article will review the mechanism of action of local anesthetic toxicity and the signs and symptoms of LAST. Due to physiologic and anatomic differences between children and adults, LAST occurs more frequently in children; particularly when 3… CONTINUE READING