Illustrated Pediatric Dentistry - Part 4

Local Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry

Author(s): Devendra Nagpal, Deepashri Meshram* and Abdulkadeer Jetpurwala

Pp: 1-34 (34)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815080834123010006

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Dental treatment has been associated with pain by adults and children alike. The fear associated with the perceived pain causes a lot of anxiety and is a common cause for patients to show avoidance towards basic dental care. A painless experience during dental treatment allows children to look forward to future dental appointments and allows the dentist to establish a good rapport with the child. Various agents are available for the administration of local anesthesia with lignocaine being the most common agent. As children have unique physiology and anatomic variations, the techniques for local anesthesia require minor modifications. Advances in local anesthesia materials and techniques have provided the dental surgeon to accomplish the goal of true painless dentistry. 

Keywords: Dental Treatment, Lignocaine, Local Anesthesia, Pain.

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