Accession Number : AD1036841


Title :   AcceleDent as a Means for Pain Reduction During Orthodontic Treatment


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences San Antonio United States


Personal Author(s) : Lobre,Wendy D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1036841.pdf


Report Date : 30 May 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the AcceleDentAura vibration therapy as a means of pain reduction compared to a no therapy control group during comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Methods: The study group consisted of 58 patients selected from those who presented for treatment at the Air Force Post Graduate Dental School Department of Orthodontics. Patients were randomly assigned to the control group or the AcceleDent group. Patients in both groups were given routine post treatment instructions and were asked to complete a Visual Analog Scale questionnaire at appropriate intervalsduring the weeks after the separator or arch wire appointment.


Descriptors :   therapeutics , sensory receptor cells , teeth , laser therapy , peripheral nervous system , pain , antiinflammatory agents , stomatognathic system , ORTHODONTICS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE