Merskey (1979) defined pain as an, 'unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential damage, or described in terms of such damage'. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) has endorsed this definition. Pain involves a motivational-affective component as well as a sensory-discriminitive dimension and can occur without noiception.
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On completion of this course you will understand appropriate techniques for administering local anaesthetic and reasons why you may not achieve a sasifactory anaesthsia.
You will be aware of appropriate pain management techniques available to dental professionals and understand the pactors that may influence the decision for local anaesthetic, sedation or general anaesthetic.