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J Clin Diagn Res. 2013 Jun;7(6):1258-60. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2013/4860.3036. Epub 2013 Jun 1.

The pain management in orthodontics.

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  • 1Reader, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences , Mangalore-575 001, Karnataka, India .

Abstract

Pain and discomfort are the frequent side-effects of the orthodontic therapy with fixed appliances. The people who experience orthodontic pain are likely to self-medicate with nonprescription pain relievers before seeing the dentist. It is imperative for an orthodontist to address questions that might arise in a clinical setting from the viewpoint of the clinicians and the patients/parents. This article will provide an overview of the current management strategies which are employed for alleviating orthodontic pain.

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Analgesics; Anesthetic gels; Aspergum; Dental pain; NSAIDS; Orthodontic pain

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