Identify five “myths” or assumptions about pain related to anesthetic injections.
Determine which of the five are confirmed, and which are unclear.
Provide anesthetic injections with little or no pain.
This article explores many myths in the dental industry about pain related to local anesthetic injections and the potential of using topical anesthesia as a mitigating factor.
Continued education by the practitioner can make dental techniques more effective and less painful, which can help with practicebuilding as patients will come to see the informed clinician as someone who provides virtually painless dentistry.