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Pediatric Pain Control Practices Vary Widely Between GDPs, SDPs in Sweden


Background: Uncontrolled dental pain puts children at higher risk for subsequent dental fear/anxiety (DFA) and behavior management problems (BMP). Objective: To investigate Swedish dentists' attitudes about pediatric pain management in regard to analgesics and local anesthesia (LA). Methods: Questionnaires were mailed to general dental practitioners (GDPs) in southern Sweden and all Swedish pediatric dentists (SPDs). The questionnaire had 4 scenarios where treatment was needed for more...
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