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Efficacy of a vibrating dental syringe attachment on pain levels

Murray et al (Queens University Belfast 2006); Study using 400 subjects to test the effectiveness of Vibraject in reducing the discomfort of intra-oral injections. Discomfort more than halved when Vibraject used.


P. MURRAY, K. TERRETT, E. LYNCH, and D.L. HUSSEY, Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom
Aim: To assess if a commercially available vibrating dental syringe attachment, VibraJect LLC (USA), could reduce pain experienced by patients having intraoral injections for dental treatment.
Methods: Patients selected for the study were due to receive a routine dental injection as part of their treatment. The patients fell into two groups. Group A received one injection using the vibrating dental syringe attachment. Group B, the control group, received one injection using conventional methods. The patients were then asked to grade the injection pain using a visual analogue scale from 0-10. Zero was marked as no pain up to 10 as unbearable pain. The site of injection, the type of injection (infiltration or IDB), the operator and the pain score were all noted for each patient. No other pain relief adjuncts, such as topical anaesthetic gels, were used on any of the patients. Results: Subjects receiving the conventional injection methods had a mean pain score of 4.6 (± 0.414) The VibraJect group had a mean pain score of 1.71 (±0.235)(P<0.05). Certain sites had larger decreases in the mean pain score using the VibraJect. These included the upper anterior segment infiltrations and lower right IDB injections. Conclusions: The vibrating syringe attachment resulted in reduced pain levels on receiving intraoral injections.
Abstract ID#: 36945 Password: 187001 Submitter's or presenter's Email: e.lynch@qub.ac.uk

First Author

Presenting
P Murray Oral Health Research Centre Queen's University of Belfast RVH Belfast, BT12 6BP United Kingdom Phone Number: 00442890250403 Email: e.lynch@qub.ac.uk

Second Author

K Terrett Oral Health Research Centre Queen's University of Belfast RVH Belfast, BT12 6BP United Kingdom Phone Number: 00442890250403 Email: e.lynch@qub.ac.uk

Third Author

E Lynch, BDentSc, MA, PhD Restorative Dentistry Queen's University of BelfastSchool of dentistry Grosvenor Rd Belfast, BT12 6BP United Kingdom Phone Number: +442890240503 Fax Number: +44 2890438861 Email: e.lynch@qub.ac.uk Membership Number: p338465

Fourth Author

David L Hussey Oral Health Research Centre Queen's University of Belfast School of Dentistry Grosvenor Road Belfast, BT12 6BP United Kingdom Phone Number: 44-2890 240503 Fax Number: 44-2890438861 Email: e.lynch@qub.ac.uk Membership Number: P19613
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