Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Marijuana derivative may ease severe tooth pain
Cannabidiol (CBD), a nonaddictive, nonpsychoactive component of the marijuana plant, may reduce severe dental pain, making it a safer, equally effective alternative to opioids.
November 20, 2023
It may hurt. Pain sensitivity possibly linked to political views.
Spike Lee, PhD, of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, had just received a numbing agent, like he always does before a dental cleaning, when he wondered whether a lack of sensitivity to pain affects one's moral and political views.
November 20, 2023
Highs and lows of opioid prescribing for dental patients
U.S. dentists and oral surgeons still prescribed opioids to millions of patients, according to a recently published study in
November 13, 2023
Dentists to get childhood trauma training to curb opioid crisis
The University of Missouri will virtually train dentists to work with patients who experienced childhood trauma in a move to address the opioid epidemic.
November 6, 2023
What dentists are saying about managing pediatric pain
Dentists reported that pediatric pain-management practices need to improve because controlling pain, as well as anxiety or fear, in kids is a problem.
October 30, 2023
Tooth was a real pain for U.S. Grand Prix driver
Scuderia Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc was experiencing intense tooth pain when he competed at the U.S. Grand Prix on October 21 and 22, according to news reports.
October 27, 2023
RevBio gets $2M to develop bone graft with pain drug
RevBio has received a $2 million grant to fund the preclinical development of a bone graft that will release locally acting nonopioid pain medication.
October 26, 2023
Abusive childhood may be linked to TMD development
Maltreatment that patients experience during childhood can cause psychological deterioration that may lead to the development of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), according to a research article.
October 19, 2023
Woman diagnosed with Munchausen’s due to fake oral health symptoms
A woman who underwent oral surgical procedures for persistent tooth pain and oral ulcers was diagnosed with Munchausen syndrome after clinicians found no medical evidence of her symptoms.
October 16, 2023
U.S. dentists' use of articaine climbs despite risks
Despite the risk of paresthesia associated with articaine, its use among dentists in the U.S. has expanded, according to a study.
October 9, 2023
Bone marrow treatment may reverse TMJ osteoarthritis
Treatment with bone marrow aspirate concentrate may reverse the degenerative effects of osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), according to a study.
October 3, 2023
A hot way to cool burning mouth syndrome is in development
Researchers are developing a better way to treat burning mouth syndrome, which includes delivery of the active ingredient in chili peppers.
September 20, 2023
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