Home Subscription Services

Endodontic Practice Today
ENDO Home Page
About the Editor
Editorial Board
Author Guidelines
Submission Form
Reprints / Articles
Official Site
Quintessence Publishing: Journals: ENDO


ENDO - Endodontic Practice Today

Edited by Antionio Bonaccorso, Bun San Chong, Edgar Schafer, and Luc van der Sluis

Official Publication of the Belgian Association for Endodontology and Traumatology (BAET), the French Society of Endodontics (SFE) and the Norwegian Endodontic Society (NEF)

ISSN (print) 1753-2809 • ISSN (online) 1753-2817


Spring 2014
Volume 8 , Issue 1

Pages: 7-22
Share Abstract:

Alternative local anaesthetic delivery systems, devices and aids designed to minimise painful injections - a review

Chong, Bun San / Miller, John E. / Sidhu, Sharanbir K.

Effective and efficient local anaesthesia is the cornerstone of pain-free dentistry. Dental, but especially endodontic, procedures are often perceived by patients to inevitably inflict pain. Patients must not be discouraged from seeking dental or endodontic treatment for fear of pain. Local anaesthesia for dental or endodontic procedures is usually achieved by using an anaesthetic drug, in solutionform, which is injected using a needle and syringe. Although this method of delivery is effective, the local anaesthetic injection itself is not completely pain-free. As a result, there are patients who fear the injection or the needle itself, as it is associated with pain. The aim of this article is to review alternative local anaesthetic delivery systems and devices, including supplementary aids, to the conventional needle and syringe, which are designed to minimise painful injections.

Keywords: dental anxiety, injection, local anaesthetic, needle, pain

Full Text PDF File | Order Article


  © 2015 Quintessence Publishing Co Inc

Home | Subscription Services | Books | Journals | Multimedia | Events | Blog
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About Us | Contact Us | Advertising | Help | Sitemap | Catalog