What are steps to perform the auriculotemporal nerve block for ear anesthesia?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Daniel J Hutchens, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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Steps for this technique are as follows:

  • Disinfect the skin with an alcohol swab.

  • Insert the needle anteriorly and superiorly to the tragus.

  • Aspirate and inject 3-4 mL of anesthetic.

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