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2019 Summer

J Oral Facial Pain Headache



Efficacy of Chewing Gum to Reduce Orthodontic Pain Compared to Placebo: A Blinded, Parallel-Group, Preliminary Clinical Trial.


Alqareer A, Alyahya A, Al-Anezi SA, AlAwadhi A, Al Qabandi S, Alyaseen M
J Oral Facial Pain Headache. 2019 Summer; 33(3):301–307.
PMID: 30978268.


To quantify the pain experienced by orthodontic patients during the first 10 days of appliance placement, to determine whether chewing gum reduces orthodontic pain compared to placebo, and to examine patients' overall perceptions of the impact of orthodontic pain.