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Local Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry

Course Number: 325

Drying the Tissue

Use a 2 X 2 gauze to dry the tissue and remove any gross debris around the site of needle penetration. Retract the lip to obtain adequate visibility during the injection. Wipe and dry the lip to make retraction easier (Figure 5).

Drying Tissue

Figure 5. Drying the soft tissue

I’m wiping your tooth and gums with my little soft cleaner to make sure everything is clean.