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J Dent Anesth Pain Med. 2018 Aug;18(4):197-204. English. Review. https://doi.org/10.17245/jdapm.2018.18.4.197
Baghlaf K , Elashiry E , Alamoudi N .
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. k.k.h.baghlaf@qmul.ac.uk, dr-loda@hotmail.com
Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Pedodontic Department, El Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
Abstract

Pain control by means of local anesthesia is an intrinsic part of clinical practice in dentistry. Several studies evaluated intraligamental anesthesia using a computer-controlled anesthetic device in children. There is a need to provide a clinical guide for the use of computerized intraligamental anesthesia in children. Intraligamental anesthesia using a computer-controlled anesthetic device was found to cause significantly lower pain perception scores and lower pain-related behavior than traditional techniques. This device proven to be effective in restorative and pulp treatment in children; however, its effectiveness in primary teeth extraction is controversial. It is important to withdraw recommendations necessity of future studies concerning the side effects of computerized intraligamental anesthesia in children. The present study aims to review different clinical aspects of computerized intraligamental anesthesia in children along with the side-effects, type of local anesthesia and postoperative pain of this technique. This study provides dentists with a clinical guide for the use of computerized intraligamental anesthesia.

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