Informed consent for local anesthesia
Government Dental College
Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science
Rohtak Haryana India
Laws regarding informed consent vary from country to country. In Indian dentistry, written informed consent usually is obtained for anesthesia involving sedation or general anesthesia, but not for local anesthesia administration. Although local anesthesia is extremely safe; some of more common rare more serious complications that may occur secondary to the administration of local anesthesia. So, all dentists must obtain written informed consent for the administration of local anesthetic.
Keywords: Local anesthesia, Dentistry, Informed consent
The Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare and Ethics. 2007. Volume 4 Number 2. An Open Access Article.