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Dental anaesthesia in the emergency department
  1. Hans Antov1,
  2. Mohamed Suida2
  1. 1 Maxillofacial Surgery, Pinderfields Hospital, Leeds, UK
  2. 2 Maxillofacial Surgery, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hans Antov, Maxillofacial Surgery, Pinderfields Hospital, Leeds WF1 4DG, UK; hansantov{at}

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Dear Editor,

We recently organised a teaching session for emergency medicine trainees, centred on oral and maxillofacial surgery. A topic they found beneficial was how to administer local anaesthetic for dental pain. We believe readership of the EMJ may also be interested in this technique.

Dental pain is a common reason for attending the emergency department.1 Unless the patient has a severe abscess, often little treatment can be …

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  • Contributors All authors have contributed equally to this project.

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