Intraosseous anesthesia using a computer-controlled system during non-surgical periodontal therapy (root planing): Two case reports

  • Han, Keumah (Department of Periodontology, Sejong Dental Hospital, School of Dentistry, Dankook University) ;
  • Kim, Jongbin (Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Dankook University)
  • Received : 2018.01.31
  • Accepted : 2018.02.18
  • Published : 2018.02.28


Local anesthesia is administered to control pain, but it may induce fear and anxiety. Root planing is a non-surgical periodontal therapy; however, when it is performed in an extensive manner, some tissue removal is inevitable. Notably, this removal may be so painful that local anesthesia is required to be administered to the area scheduled for the treatment. Although patients tend to accept root planing easily, they frequently express a fear of local anesthesia. Intraosseous anesthesia (IA) is an intraosseous injection technique, whereby local anesthetic is injected into the cancellous bone supporting the teeth. A computer-controlled IA system (CIAS) exhibits multiple benefits, such as less painful anesthesia, reduced soft tissue numbness, and the provision of palatal or lingual, as well as buccal, anesthesia via single needle penetration. In this report, we present two cases of root planing that were performed under local anesthesia, using a CIAS.



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