Background: The present study was conducted to compare and evaluate pain associated with greater palatine nerve block with conventional syringe and insulin syringe.
Materials & Methods: 68 patients of both genders were divided into 2 groups. Group I patients were administered local anesthesia (greater palatine nerve block) using a conventional syringe and needle and group II using insulin syringe and needle. Each patient was evaluated for pain using visual analog scale (VAS).
Results: There were 20 males and 14 females in group I and 18 males and 16 females in group II. Table II, graph IU shows that VAS 0, VAS 1, VAS 2, VAS 3, VAS 4 and VAS 5 score was seen in 3, 8, 21 and 2 in group I and 10, 14, 6 and 4 in group II respectively. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: The use of insulin syringe was useful for local anesthetic administration in greater palatine nerve blocks.
Key words: Greater palatine nerve, Insulin syringe, Pain.