Palatal Necrotic Ulcer Following Local Anesthesia: Rare Case Report

Hira Zaman                                     BDS

Saad Shahnawaz Ahmed                BDS

Anser Maxood                                             BDS, MSC (UK), FRACDS (Aus), FICD (USA)

ABSTRACT:

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.

HOW TO CITE: Zaman H, Ahmed SS, Maxood A. Palatal Necrotic Ulcer Following Local Anesthesia: Rare Case Report. J Pak Dent Assoc 2017; 26(3): 129-131.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25301/JPDA.263.129

Received: 15 May 2017,  Accepted: 15 August 2017