Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 2

The Effectiveness of Pre-Cooling the Injection Site in Alleviating the Pain of Oral Injections in Pediatric Subjects

Harleen Kaur Soni1*, Ruposhi Saha1, Raj Prajapati2 and Shivani Pathak2

1Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Manubhai Patel Dental College, Bhavnagar University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
2Manubhai Patel Dental College, Bhavnagar University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

*Corresponding Author: Harleen Kaur Soni, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Manubhai Patel Dental College, Bhavnagar University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

Received: December 26, 2019; Published: January 11, 2020



  Successful dental treatment of children, in regards to relieving their fear, anxiety and discomfort during restorative and surgical procedures, is promoted by profound local anesthesia. Pre-cooling the injection site has been found to be an effective and safe method to alleviate the anxiety in such young children. Numerous methods have been used to minimize pain during injection of local anesthetics (L.A), such as the application of topical anesthetics, warming the local anesthetic agents, adjusting the rate of the infiltration or buffering the local anesthetic. The aim of the present study is to compare and evaluate the effect of topical cooling of injection site and application of topical aesthetic gel on pain perception in maxillary infiltrations among paediatric patients undergoing extractions. There was a statistically significant difference between all the variables among the groups (p < 0.001) proving that pre-cooling the injection site serves as a safe and effective method to reduce the anxiety and fear in children. It also provides distraction from the process of L.A. administration making the process smooth and uneventful for the pediatric subjects.

Keywords: Anxiety; Ice; Local Anesthesia; Children



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Citation: Harleen Kaur Soni., et al. “The Effectiveness of Pre-Cooling the Injection Site in Alleviating the Pain of Oral Injections in Pediatric Subjects”.Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.2 (2020): 51-55.


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