Cohort Comparison of Dental Nerve Block With Other Forms of Analgesia in Alleviating the Pain of Toothache (Cohort Dental)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wayne Triner, Albany Medical College
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01268436
First received: December 29, 2010
Last updated: March 20, 2014
Last verified: December 2010
  Purpose

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.


Condition
Tooth Pain

Study Type: Observational
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

Further study details as provided by Albany Medical College:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 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?


Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Injectable pain medication
Patients who receive an injectable form of pain medication.
Oral pain medication
Patients who receive oral pain medication only

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Adult patients identified by ED providers as having dental pain will be screened for enrollment.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • > 18 years, pain in any tooth

Exclusion Criteria:

  • duration of pain > 96 hours
  • oral trauma within 96 hours of presentation
  • facial or neck swelling
  • pericoronitis
  • visual impairment to less than finger counting within three feet
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01268436

Locations
United States, New York
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York, United States, 12208
Sponsors and Collaborators
Albany Medical College
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Wayne Triner, Professor Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical College
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01268436     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2709
Study First Received: December 29, 2010
Last Updated: March 20, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014