Comparison of pain perception during miniscrew placement in orthodontic patients with a visual analog scale survey between compound topical and needle-injected anesthetics: A crossover, prospective, randomized clinical trial.

@article{Lamberton2016ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of pain perception during miniscrew placement in orthodontic patients with a visual analog scale survey between compound topical and needle-injected anesthetics: A crossover, prospective, randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Jordan A Lamberton and Larry J. Oesterle and William Craig Shellhart and Sheldon M. Newman and Ricky E Harrell and Terri S I Tilliss and Neha Singh and Clifton M. Carey},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={2016},
  volume={149 1},
  pages={15-23}
}
INTRODUCTION The use of a compound topical anesthetic (CTA) instead of an injection of a local anesthetic for placing miniscrew implants offers advantages to both the clinician and the patient. The purpose of this crossover, prospective, randomized clinical trial was to compare the clinical effectiveness of a CTA with that of a needle injection of local… CONTINUE READING