Anesthesia & Pain Management Sponsored by Septodont
Tekmika Health signs deal with Milestone Scientific
January 12, 2023 -- Tekmika Health Technologies has signed a deal to exclusively distribute Milestone Scientific's single-tooth anesthesia system in Brazil. Read More
How to better predict a patient's risk of postsurgical pain
January 3, 2023 -- Clinical factors, including pain severity before and during root canals, may better predict the risk of postoperative pain than sociodemographic characteristics such as race and income, according to a study published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Read More
Combo of anesthesia and technique key to numbing patients
December 16, 2022 -- While a robust armamentarium is available for dentists to effectively administer anesthesia, the key to success is finding the right balance in the use of its tools and techniques, according to a recent DrBicuspid.com webinar. Read More
Regional anesthesia cuts opioid use in oral reconstructions
November 15, 2022 -- Supplemental regional anesthesia may reduce opioid use in patients following microvascular free flap reconstruction of the oral cavity, according to a study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
3D maps of TMJ sensory neurons help researchers study pain
November 15, 2022 -- A joint U.S. health and pain reduction consortium granted awards to researchers to create 3D innervation maps of different sensory neurons found in the knee and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) to study how neurons create pain. Read More
What's the best anesthetic technique for pulp therapy in kids?
October 28, 2022 -- Buccal infiltration with 4% articaine may achieve a comparable anesthetic effect to inferior alveolar nerve block with 2% lidocaine when performing pulp therapy in kids' lower jaw molars, reports a review published on October 22 in the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. Read More
Which behavioral management technique is best for pediatric patients?
September 26, 2022 -- Treating pediatric patients with dental fear and anxiety can be challenging for clinicians, who must be familiar with multiple techniques to calm and treat patients. Which technique is best? A recent review article that was published on September 22 in the Journal of Dentistry set out to answer that question. Read More
A sedative that may top midazolam for outpatient oral surgery
September 21, 2022 -- Remimazolam had a higher success rate in sedating patients undergoing outpatient oral surgery compared to midazolam, according to a study published on September 15 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
NC dental board proposes rule changes to improve anesthesia safety
September 16, 2022 -- The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners approved proposed changes to its rules on anesthesia and sedation following the death of a patient during a routine dental procedure in 2020, according to a report by WECT News in Raleigh. Read More
3 benefits of lasers for the modern dental practice
August 23, 2022 -- Dental lasers can significantly reduce the time it takes to complete a root canal procedure and other treatments compared to traditional high- and slow-speed handpieces. Dr. Ben Curtis shares three benefits of lasers and how he's incorporated them into his dental practice. Read More
Hot Topic
Second Opinion: Outpatient detoxification for opioid-addicted patients

While steps are needed to reduce the number of prescribed opioids in the U.S., what about those patients who may already be addicted and at risk? In this Second Opinion, Vikram Tarugu, MD, details a detoxification program that may be appropriate for your patients and your community. Read more.

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March 17
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