Hira Zaman, Saad Shahnawaz Ahmed, Anser Maxood.
Palatal Necrotic Ulcer Following Local Anesthesia: Rare Case Report.
J Pak Dent Assoc Jan ;26(3):129-31.

The aim of this case report was to aware dental practitioners regarding a rare complication after local anesthesia and how to manage this. Infiltration of local anesthetic solution is a common practice in dentistry which involve few complications ranging from mild pain to severe life threatening anaphylactic shock. Necrotic ulcer due to palatal infiltration is a rare complication that occurs few days after the procedure at the site of injection. A case of palatal necrotic ulcer in a female patient was reported that occurs two days after the procedure. Conservative treatment was given for 3weeks. Healing occurs after 3 weeks and no additional intervention was required. KEYWORDS: Necrotic ulcer, local anesthesia, palatal ischemia.

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