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A comparison of 2 topical anesthetics on the discomfort of intraligamentary injections: A double-blind, split-mouth volunteer clinical trial

Lookup NU author(s): Dr John Meechan, Professor Mark Thomason


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Objective. The purpose of this volunteer clinical trial was to compare the effects of 5% lidocaine ointment and EMLA cream on the discomfort associated with intraligamentary injections. Study design. A double-blind, split mouth study was conducted. Each of 10 healthy volunteers had 5% lidocaine and EMLA cream applied to the maxillary premolar buccal gingiva for 5 minutes before the administration of an intraligamentary injection. Discomfort during the injection was assessed through use of a visual analog scale. Data were analyzed by means of Student paired and unpaired t tests. Results. Injection discomfort on the side on which EMLA cream was applied was significantly less than on the lidocaine side (t = 2.32, P < .05). Conclusions. EMLA cream reduced the discomfort associated with intraligamentary injections. Copyright © 1999 by Mosby, Inc.

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Author(s): Thomason JM; Meechan JG

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics

Year: 1999

Volume: 87

Issue: 3

Pages: 362-365

ISSN (print): 1079-2104

ISSN (electronic): 1528-395X

Publisher: Mosby, Inc.


DOI: 10.1016/S1079-2104(99)70224-6

PubMed id: 10102601


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