Title

The twin block: a simple technique to block both the masseteric and the anterior deep temporal nerves with one anesthetic injection

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

ISSN

2212-4403

Volume

118

Issue

3

DOI

10.1016/j.oooo.2014.01.227

First Page

e65

Last Page

e67

Publication Date

9-1-2014

Abstract

The objective of this article is to describe a new technique to anesthetize the masseter muscle and the temporalis muscle using a single extraoral approach. The block targets both the masseteric and the deep temporal nerves as they leave the infratemporal fossa to innervate the deep surfaces of their respective muscles