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Letter to the Editor

Saravanakarthikeyan Balasubramanian, Ishwarya Gurucharan, Mahalaxmi Sekar

Keywords : Cold, Pain, Precooling

Citation Information : Balasubramanian S, Gurucharan I, Sekar M. Letter to the Editor. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2018; 11 (5):357-358.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1539

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Pain is an important aspect of pediatric dentistry. Phlenophobia or fear for needle is one of the significant factor for reduced apprehensiveness and decreased pain threshold in pediatric patients.

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