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Pediatric  Dental  Health


November 1, 2002

MANAGEMENT OF ORAL AND DENTAL PAIN IN CHILDREN
Treatment of pain and suffering should be a priority for all clinicians. Research shows that children not only experience pain, but that pain produces long-term consequences. For example, children who undergo repeated painful procedures as newborns have a higher incidence of chronic pain syndromes later in life. In addition, inadequate pain control during a medical or dental procedure diminishes the effect of adequate pain control during future procedures.

          TYPES OF PAIN