Precooling agents: A boon to local anesthetics

International Journal of Development Research

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5 pages
Research Article

Precooling agents: A boon to local anesthetics


Early childhood experiences with painful injections may lead to anxiety and fear. The fear of pain attributed to anesthetic needle injections is cited as an obstacle in providing appropriate dental care. These reactions need not develop if steps are taken to reduce the pain associated with injections. This review presents recent findings regarding different treatment strategies such as applying pre-cooling agents, topical anesthetics, vibrating applying pressure to the injection site and using a mechanical delivery system. Cryoanesthesia has been reported to be promising to lessen the pain of the injection.

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