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Discussion in 'Dental' started by dinesh, Jun 5, 2008.
I'm gonna go with your patient's tooth hurt before you started and the patient was nervous.
HMMMM, grossly carious #16 is a max first molar on the right??!!!! No wonder the patient was so nervous....
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I imagine when he says 16, he is likely referring to the FDI(federation dentaire internationale) two digit notation. 16 refers to quad I, tooth #6 (first permanent molar).
I didn't give the right notation, sorry.
Tooth #3 for Universal Numbering.
I don't think so...the nervousness part...
She had complained of some pain before, but had none on the day, or a few days before.
If the tooth was sensitive to sweets, it can hurt with the sweet flavor of the topical anesthetic. When I see decay I usually ask the patient if the tooth is sensitive to sweets before placing topical anesthetic on the mucosa. Maybe you had too much topical and some reached the carious lesion???
It's funny that some people don't know the international numbering system...I think the only American dentists that know that are the Orthodontists. Very entertaining...
They teach us all the notations but yes, universal is used a lot. I think the problem here was that he said 16 first which IS a tooth in the universal numbering system (as opposed to, say, anything above 32 which would probably clue people in immediately).
I've experienced a similar response with topical however it was an adult patient and I was anesthetizing for scaling and root planing. I wondered if perhaps the hypertonic nature of the topical in conjuction with root sensitivity caused pain. No caries in the area of pain though. I have no idea, one in a thousand I guess.-?????
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Were you applying topical to the tooth itself?
Was there a periapical lesion? was the buccal gingiva sensitive to palpation preop?
well I would think that its common sense that she obviously had an infection and swelling and thats why she was in pain upon palpation.
I can't believe that didn't even cross your mind???