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New Studies Show Link Between Dental Nerve Damage and Local Anesthetic Injections

Georgia victims of dental malpractice should be aware that a number of dental nerve injuries may be caused by the anesthesia injection-as well as from dental malpractice. Paresthesia is an adverse event which has been linked in a much higher reported incidence rate with the 4% concentration drugs known as Septocaine, Articaine and Prilocaine.

Several U.S. studies now strongly suggest that nerve damage to the lingual nerve or inferior alveolar nerve during dental work depends on whether the 4 percent local anesthetic drugs are used. These findings are consistent with other studies conducted on these drugs in other countries. Until further studies indicate otherwise, dentists should consider this higher incidence rate before using these numbing agents.

Robert J. Fleming is an Atlanta Injury Lawyer who specializes in Personal Injury and Dental Malpractice. If you have suffered a nerve injury after undergoing dental care and would like to discuss your case, contact Mr. Fleming directly on (404) 525-5150 or conact us online.