Accession Number:

AD0736391

Title:

Application of Electrical Current in Dental Anesthesia and Its Effect upon Bone Formation.

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

OREGON UNIV DENTAL SCHOOL PORTLAND BIOPHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-27

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The investigations are concerned with the use of applied electrical currents to instigate particular therapeutic effects. Major emphasis is being devoted to studies of the feasibility of using electrical currents as an agent to control orofacial pain. It has been tentatively demonstrated that electrical currents can interfere with cortical activity deemed of perceptual dependence in a manner similar to the attenuation of cortical responses induced by the analgesic agent nitrous oxide. In addition, an experimental series are being conducted to survey the currents, polarities, and field geometries of significance in the constructive modulation of tissue reparative processes. The work to date has demonstrated that artificial fields can modulate the architecture in both the fibrin clot and fibrous callus stages of initial healing. These results from both the orofacial electroanesthesia and fracture electrotherapeutics are encouraging and the studies are being extended. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE