Fear of pain is the number one reason people give for not making regular visits to the dentist. At the same time, a majority of dentists report experiencing anesthesia-related problems during restorative and endodontic dental procedures. If dentists are able to deliver painless treatment, patient compliance and satisfaction are likely to improve. Administration of local anesthesia is the first step of every dental procedure, and it affects the success of the entire appointment. If the patient is not adequately anesthetized, difficulties will arise. This book will help you successfully anesthetize your patients using the newest technology and drugs available. It presents the rationale, advantages, and limitations of the various anesthetic agents and routes of administration. Special emphasis is placed on supplemental anesthetic techniques that are essential to the practice of dentistry. This second edition brings the literature up to date and includes an expanded chapter on pulpal anesthesia.