Cohort Comparison of Dental Nerve Block With Other Forms of Analgesia in Alleviating the Pain of Toothache (Cohort Dental)
Toothache is a common source of pain for Emergency Department patients. There are several common ways to control the pain of toothache. But we do not know if any one of them is more effective than another. It is also possible that how we take care of your pain in the Emergency Department will influence the level of pain you experience one or two days from now. This study seeks to answer these questions.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Cohort Comparison of Dental Nerve Block With Other Forms of Analgesia in Alleviating the Pain of Toothache|
- Visual Analog Pain Scale [ Time Frame: Before and After treatment of tooth pain ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Is there any change in patient report of pain using the Visual Analog Pain Scale before and after treatment.
- Need for additional treatment [ Time Frame: while in the Emergency Department ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Does patient require addtional/repeated analgesia or rescue medication?
|Study Start Date:||January 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Injectable pain medication
Patients who receive an injectable form of pain medication.
Oral pain medication
Patients who receive oral pain medication only