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Techniques for effective local anaesthetic administration for the paediatric patient

Aghababaie, ST; Monteiro, J; Stratigaki, E; Ashley, PF; (2020) Techniques for effective local anaesthetic administration for the paediatric patient. British Dental Journal , 229 (12) pp. 779-785. 10.1038/s41415-020-2453-2. Green open access

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Abstract

Local anaesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques in dentistry and has a major role in dentistry for children and adults alike. Dental anxiety is still prevalent among children, causing delays in seeking dental care and leading to increased rates in childhood caries, resulting in increased hospital admissions for dental care under general anaesthesia. There is a constant search for more comfortable means of achieving local anaesthesia to provide a more positive experience for paediatric patients when seeking dental treatment. This article aims to provide an overview of local anaesthetic techniques used in paediatric dentistry, as well as methods utilised to make local anaesthetic administration more comfortable and how to increase acceptability.

Type: Article
Title: Techniques for effective local anaesthetic administration for the paediatric patient
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s41415-020-2453-2
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41415-020-2453-2
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: NERVE BLOCK, PAIN, CHILDREN, ANXIETY, SYSTEM, WAND
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute > EDI Craniofacial and Development Sci
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10121643
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