Ganesh Jeevanandan

Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University Tamilnadu, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Efficacy of Topical Anaesthesia-Lignocaine vs. Emla in the Management of Needle Prick Pain in Children
    Author(s): Maria Anthonet Sruthi and Ganesh Jeevanandan*

    Pain control is an integral part of modern dentistry. Needle injection of local anaesthetic itself proves to be painful for the child. Topical anaesthetic agents are widely used in the field of Paediatric dentistry to reduce pain and apprehension during administration of local anaesthesia. The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the efficacy of two topical anaesthetic agents—Lignocaine 5% gel and EMLA 5% cream (Eutectic mixture of local anaesthetics—Lignocaine 2.5% and prilocaine 2.5%) in reducing pain during administration of local anesthetic injection in children. Children of the age group between 6 and 9 years of age were selected. The two selected topical anaesthetics were applied on the maxillary buccal vestibule following which the local anaesthetic was administered. The pain responses of the children were evaluated using the Wong Baker Faces Pain Rating Sca.. Read More»

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