Vibration System on Pain Reduction during Injection of Denta
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The ‘‘gate control’’ theory suggests pain can be reduced by simultaneous activation of larger diameter nerve fibers using appropriate coldness, warmth, rubbing, pressure, or vibration. The study states that combined external cold and vibrating devices can be an effective alternative in children undergoing infiltration anesthesia.

This study published by the International Journal of Dentistry investigated the efficacy of a device combining cold and vibration, for needle-related procedural pain in children.

A total of 51 children aged 5–12 years participated in this randomized controlled clinical trial. Half of the children were in the control group and received maxillary buccal infiltration while the other half were in the test group and received the same anesthesia using a commercially available external cold and a vibrating device. A face version of the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was used as a subjective measure to assess the child’s pain experience. Sound, Eyes, and Motor (SEM) scale and Faces, Legs, Activity, Cry, and Consolability (FLACC) scale were used to record the child’s pain as perceived by the external evaluator.

The results showed a statistically significant reduction in pain after the injection for the test group compared with control using the VAS scale and FLACC scale, but not when using the SEM scale.

Conclusively, combined external cold and vibrating devices can be an effective alternative in reducing experienced pain and fear in children undergoing infiltration dental anesthesia.

Source: https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/8896408
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