Pain is a common symptom of orofacial diseases and the perception of pain by patients undergoing dental treatment is very critical to patients’ satisfaction with dental care. The fear and anxiety of patients undergoing dental treatment are mainly due to fear of pain. . Pain takes up about 89% of all the reasons for dental consultation as myriads of diseases have pain as a major presenting symptom and most people would not be compelled to seek dental consultation if Pain is yet to set in. It is, therefore, necessary for Dental surgeons to master the art of control of pain so as to win the confidence of patients.
This edition focuses on the common causes and various techniques or methods of managing pain in dental practice.