The efficacy of administrating a sweet-tasting solution for reducing the pain related to dental injections in children: A randomized controlled trial

Ghaderi, Faezeh and Ahmadbeigi, Mahboobe and Vossoughi, Mehrdad and Sardarian, Ahmadreza (2021) The efficacy of administrating a sweet-tasting solution for reducing the pain related to dental injections in children: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 31 (2). pp. 184-190. ISSN 09607439

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Abstract

Background: Anaesthetic injections are an unpleasant experience for children in the dental office. Oral intake of sweet substances by newborns has been shown to be effective in reducing pain. Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine whether a prior administration of a sweet-tasting solution has an effect on dental injection pain. Design: A total of 56 healthy children needing bilateral maxillary primary canine extraction were included in this split-mouth randomized clinical trial. In the test side, dental injection (local infiltration) was applied after the patient received a sweet-tasting solution, while in the control side sterile water was administered. The patients� demographic characteristics, body mass index (BMI), and sweet taste preference were recorded. Pain perception during injection was measured using visual analogue scale (VAS) and sound, eye, body movement (SEM). Results: Mean VAS (28.30 ± 6.43) and SEM (2.14 ± 0.78) in the test side were lower than the control side (45.80 ± 7.17 and 2.95 ± 1.00). It was shown that higher BMI was associated with reduction in the analgesic effect, while the individual's tendency to sweetness increased pain reduction. Conclusions: Sweet taste administration before dental injections in children helps to control the associated pain. This effect is influenced by the individual's sweet taste tendency and BMI.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: child; controlled study; human; injection; newborn; nociception; pain; pain measurement; randomized controlled trial; taste, Child; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Injections; Pain; Pain Measurement; Pain Perception; Taste
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry
Depositing User: zeynab . bagheri
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2021 06:26
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2021 06:26
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9073

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