A comparison of a refrigerant and a topical anesthetic gel as preinjection anesthetics: a clinical evaluation.

@article{Kosaraju2009ACO,
  title={A comparison of a refrigerant and a topical anesthetic gel as preinjection anesthetics: a clinical evaluation.},
  author={Amar Kosaraju and Kraig S Vandewalle},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={68-72; quiz 112-3}
}
BACKGROUND The authors used a split-mouth design to determine the effectiveness of a refrigerant compared with that of a topical anesthetic gel in reducing the pain experienced during a posterior palatal anesthetic injection. METHODS Sixteen participants received a five-second application of a refrigerant (1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane/1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane) and a two-minute application of a topical anesthetic gel (20 percent benzocaine gel) in the posterior palatal area before an… CONTINUE READING