Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 646--650

To compare and analyze the potency of two topical anesthetic gels in reducing inferior alveolar injection pain in children of 8–12 years: A double-blinded clinical trial


Dharati Patel1, Banibrata Lahiri2, Mohamed Abd-Ellatif El-Patal3, Abdulfatah Alazmah4, Parth Patel5, Yousef H Abokhlifa7 
1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
3 Department of Pedodontics and Oral Health, College of Dentistry, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt; Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Prince Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz University, Alkharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
5 Dental Practitioner, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dharati Patel
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat
India

Aim: To compare and analyze the clinical adequacy of two topical anesthetic gels, Precaine (8% lidocaine + 0.8% dibucaine) and Precaine B (20% benzocaine) in children before intraoral local anesthetic injections. Materials and Methods: This clinical study included thirty children who needed an inferior alveolar nerve block. They were divided into three groups: Group A: Precaine topical gel group, Group B: Precaine B topical gel Group, Group C: no anesthetic topical gel group (control group). These two effective topical gels were applied before giving intraoral local anesthesia, and afterward, the child's pain response was surveyed utilizing the Wong-Baker Faces Pain Rating Scale. The scores obtained were subjected to statistical analysis. Results: Intergroup comparison showed a significant mean difference between the control group and Precaine group (P > 0.05) as well as Precaine B group (P > 0.05). However, there is no significant difference obtained between Group A and Group B (P < 0.05). Conclusion: It is psychologically and clinically beneficial to apply a topical anesthetic agent before injecting any intraoral anesthesia. In this study, both anesthetic gels showed a nonsignificant difference in reducing inferior alveolar injection pain, but Precaine B shows more promising results than Precaine.


How to cite this article:
Patel D, Lahiri B, El-Patal MA, Alazmah A, Patel P, Abokhlifa YH. To compare and analyze the potency of two topical anesthetic gels in reducing inferior alveolar injection pain in children of 8–12 years: A double-blinded clinical trial.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2021;13:646-650


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Patel D, Lahiri B, El-Patal MA, Alazmah A, Patel P, Abokhlifa YH. To compare and analyze the potency of two topical anesthetic gels in reducing inferior alveolar injection pain in children of 8–12 years: A double-blinded clinical trial. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jul 2 ];13:646-650
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