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)


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.


Received: 15 May 2017,  Accepted: 15 August 2017