Local Anesthesia is a very important and integral part of Dentistry and every Dentist or Dental Student should be well versed with the knowledge and all the aspects of Local Anesthesia. There are many procedures which will be performed after administration of Local Anesthesia like General Extractions, Dis-Impactions of Third Molars, Root Canal Treatment, Periodontal Flaps, Implant procedures, Splinting and many more.
So it is very important that you learn from the best of books to make sure that you are up to date with all the latest procedures and advancements in Local Anesthesia. So I have listed down the best books which I personally feel are the best and up to date with all the recent advancements for General Dental professionals and at the same time easy enough for Dental Students to learn from scratch.
Text Books to follow for Local Anesthesia in Dentistry:
Handbook of Local Anesthesia by Malamed:
Author: Stanley F. Malamed
This is one of the most followed books regarding Local anesthesia around the world in Dental schools. The Author of the books is Stanley F. Malamed. The books cover everything from the basic stuff like the Anatomy of Nerves and its path along with the various types of injection techniques and procedures explained in details with good pictorial representations. This would be one of my favorite and first suggestions for Local anesthesia.
Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals:
Author: Kathy Bassett and Arthur DiMarco
This is a standard book meant to be useful for Dental students as well as Dental professionals which covers a vast array of topics regarding Dental Anesthesia like clearly stated objectives for each chapter, easy-to-reference tables, relevant case studies, question and answer banks, and laboratory skill assessments. In addition to separate chapters on topical anesthetics, dose considerations, inadequate anesthesia which are very important in every dentists day to day practice.
Local Anesthesia in Dentistry:
Author: J. A. Baart and H. S. Brand
This is a highly illustrated book which acts as a practical guide to help both General practitioners as well as Dental students in giving clear and practical guidance for the procedure and path of administration of Local anesthesia. This book clearly co-relates the concept of nerve conduction and anatomy of the nerve which should be considered during anesthesia. It also covers all aspects related to Local anesthesia like regional anaesthesia, local anaesthesia in children, pharmacology, local and systemic complications, general practical aspects, the prevention of side effects and legal aspects.
Monheim’s Local anesthesia and pain control in Dental Practice:
Author: Leonard M. Monheim
It is also one of the most widely used books in Dental practice and by dental students across the globe. It gives all the basic information like the nerve anatomy, path and conduction to the very end of administering Local anesthesia. It also shows us the pharmacology of Local anesthetic agents and their pharmacology and pharmacokinetics. A great book for students as well who want to know the basics of local anesthesia and for dental practitioners to help brush up their knowledge.
Manual of Local Anesthesia in Dentistry
Author: AP Chitre
Anesthesia Complications in the Dental Office:
Author: Robert C. Bosack
A very useful book on complications which can be encountered in the dental office which is very important information to be known. It will make you ready to face any unforeseen consequences arising during any dental procedure.
Other Important Topics under Local Anesthesia:
Successful Local Anesthesia for Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics:
This textbook is an Endodontic Oriented book which covers both the aspects of Local anesthesia along with the tips which help the Dentist or dental student in administering local anesthesia in Restorative and Endodontic procedures. The book covers various aspects like Pulpal Anesthesia which plays a major role in Root Canal therapy. It also helps in keeping a note on the newest technologies and drugs available in the market to anesthetize patients along with listing out the limitations of various anesthetic agents and routes of administration of LA. There is specific emphasis on supplemental anesthetic techniques which are helpful in patients who are not adequately anesthetized even after a proper Nerve Block has been given.
Note: If you know or follow any other books about Local anaesthesia in dentistry which I might have missed, please leave a comment so we can add it to the list.