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Research Paper | Dentistry | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023
Awareness of Newer Local Anesthesia Techniques among Dental Undergraduates
Chithralekha B  | Madhulaxmi M
Abstract: It has been reported that pain and anxiety go hand in hand with dental procedures, especially when extraction and minor surgeries are involved in the treatment plan. Many times, patients have shown reluctance to undergo treatment mainly because of fear of local anesthesia and associated pain. The aim of the study was to understand the knowledge of newer local anesthesia delivery techniques and systems among dental undergraduates. A survey was conducted comprising 10 questions and it was circulated among dental undergraduate students of various dental colleges. There were 149 respondents in the survey conducted. The study was carried out within a time period of December 2019 to March 2020. Ethical approval was obtained from the scientific review board. The collected data was compiled, reviewed, tabulated, and exported to SPSS software for statistical analysis. Within the limitations of the survey few of the parameters were found to be statistically significant. The survey found that 69% of the total population were aware about the new trends in local anesthesia delivery systems, but lacked necessary knowledge in a few individual techniques. And 89% of the total population showed keen interest in learning and advocating these newer techniques in their study.
Keywords: accupal, CCLAD, extraction, local anesthesia, newer techniques, vibrajet, recent advances
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,
Pages: 762 - 767