Extraction of a Grossly Decayed Tooth Without Local Anesthesia but With Audio Analgesia: A Case Report


Music and Medicine




Extraction of a tooth of a 28-year-old female patient was being performed without local anesthesia and with music. The patient was not ready for the use of local anesthesia. She was offered all the other anesthetizing options, but she chose music in place of all. Indian devotional music was used and it was seen that the patient did not show any subjective signs of pain or any pain behavior during the extraction procedure, indicating that analgesia was induced through music. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Music and Health Institute Terms

Audio Analgesia; Dental Procedures; Medical Office; Music Listening; Music Medicine; Pain; Pain Management and Control; Pain Score or Rating; Procedural Pain; Recorded Music Listening; Subjective Reports; Success of Procedure; Symptom Management

Indexed Terms

local anesthesia; tooth decay; audio analgesia; tooth extraction; Analgesia; Dental Treatment; Local Anesthetics

Study Type

Case Study; Qualitative Methods

Document Type