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1 The Wyman Mandibular Block

2 Only use 25 gauge needle – 27 or smaller give poorer results

3 Anatomic structures involved:
Maxillary tuberosity Mandibular retromolar pad Pterygo-mandibular raphe Internal oblique ridge Lingual foramen

4 Wyman Block Landmarks Maxillary tuberosity is joined by the
Pterygo-mandibular raphe to the Mandibular retromolar pad Insertion point is 1/2 way between the upper and lower arches, just lateral to the raphe Syringe rests on contra-lateral maxillary first bicuspid

5 Lingual Foramen Lies below the occlusal plane, but the traditional injection places the anaesthetic above the plane Therefore the injection may fail up to 15 – 25% of the time Wyman block places anaesthetic below the occlusal plane for 95 – 98% success

6 Internal oblique ridge
Anterior-lingual border of the ramus Significant obstruction to needle placement Must be bypassed for effective anaesthesia

7 Lingual foramen Internal oblique ridge

8 Internal oblique ridge
Lingual Foramen

9 Anaesthetic target area

10 Wyman Block Procedure Locate point of insertion
Position syringe over opposite side and agitate cheek vigorously for distraction Place syringe all at once and touch bone SLOWLY inject up to one cartridge of anaesthetic





15 Wyman Block Notes: Patient may remain reclined
Mouth does not have to be propped open during onset For buccal anaesthesia add a drop to the disto-buccal papilla (not long buccal) “Walking Drops” instead of long buccal

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