Pain produced by topical anesthetic ointment

David Henry Pashley, George S. Parsons

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Abstract

Abstract Lidocaine ointment applied topically to gingivae of vital teeth with exposed dentin caused acute, severe pain. Measurement of the osmotic pressure of the ointment revealed that it was very hypertonic, due mainly to the high concentration of polyethylene glycol vehicle. The results support the hydrodynamic theory of dentin sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-82
Number of pages3
JournalDental Traumatology
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

Keywords

  • dentin sensitivity
  • pain
  • topical anesthesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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