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Article: Volume 42 Number 1 Page 97 - January/February 2015

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  Dent Update 2015; 42: 97-97

Technique Tips:  Distraction Anaesthesia: Applying the Gate Control Theory in Delivering Painless Anaesthesia

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Abstract: Local anaesthetic injections are some of the most feared procedures by patients in dentistry. Warming the local anaesthetic solution prior to injecting can play a role in reducing pain during local anaesthetic delivery.

Author notes: Azim Malik, BDS(Birm), MFDS RCSEd, DipPCD RCSI, Associate Dental Surgeon at Pure Smile Dental Surgery, 29 Roman Road, London, E2 0HU, UK.

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