Improving the Local Anesthetic Experience: Using Vibration as a Counter Stimulus

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Dentists use many tools to decrease local anesthetic injection pain for patients, including the use of topical anesthesia, plain solutions, smaller needles, and computer controlled devices. However, a commonly used technique of delivering a counter stimulus, either by wiggling the patient's cheek or better yet by using a vibration device could be an important factor in improving the local anesthetic experience.

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