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Pain is an important physiological and emotional experience, whose intensity may vary with age, gender, emotional state, cultural background and previous pain experience.1 Almost 95% of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment have reported varying degrees of pain. After an orthodontic force is applied, an immediate and a delayed painful response occurs. While the cause of the immediate response was to be the compression of the periodontal ligament (PDL), the delayed response was attributed to the hyperalgesia of the PDL. This hyperalgesia is associated with prostaglandins which make the PDL sensitive to algogens released in the environment, such as histamine, bradykinin, serotonin and substance.
Meriç, P, Kılınç DD. Do different orthodontic pliers used in bracket debonding have different effects on pain and sensitivity? A prospective split-mouth study. Clin Oral Invest 2022; 26: 6551–6561
. Sirin Sarıbal G, Ersu N, Canger EM. Effects of conventional complete dentures and implant-supported overdentures on alveolar ridge height and mandibular bone structure: 2-year and 6-year follow-up study. Clin Oral Invest 2022; 26: 5643–5652
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