A placebo-controlled trial to evaluate an anesthetic gel when probing in patients with advanced periodontitis.
AffiliationDepartment of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
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CitationA placebo-controlled trial to evaluate an anesthetic gel when probing in patients with advanced periodontitis. 2012, 83 (12):1492-8 J. Periodontol.
JournalJournal of periodontology
AbstractThe baseline periodontal examination is reported to be a painful dental procedure, but currently there are limited practical techniques to reduce this pain. The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of an intrapocket anesthetic gel in the reduction of pain on periodontal probing in a group of untreated patients with generalized chronic periodontitis (CP).