Browse by author
Lookup NU author(s): Dr John Meechan,
Professor Mark Thomason
Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.
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.
Author(s): Thomason JM; Meechan JG
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics
ISSN (print): 1079-2104
ISSN (electronic): 1528-395X
Publisher: Mosby, Inc.
PubMed id: 10102601
Altmetrics provided by Altmetric