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Pain control in local analgesia

Lookup NU author(s): Dr John Meechan


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A number of factors influence discomfort during intra-oral local anaesthetic injections. These can be divided into three categories. Firstly, features concerning the equipment; secondly factors related to the patient and finally aspects that are under the control of the dentist This paper will describe those aspects that the dentist can control and consider strategies to reduce injection discomfort.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Meechan JG

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry

Year: 2009

Volume: 10

Issue: 2

Pages: 71-76

ISSN (print): 1818-6300

ISSN (electronic): 1996-9805