Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Alternative Pain Therapies
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
Is SDF the answer to reducing tooth sensitivity?
Adults experienced reduced tooth sensitivity when silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was applied to tooth root surfaces.
July 18, 2023
Salve-soaked gauze may curb 3rd-molar extraction pain, dry socket
An antibiotic-corticosteroid ointment may control dry socket, infection, and pain.
June 23, 2023
PBM light therapy may better pain, healing after extractions
Photobiomodulation light therapy may improve postoperative pain and wound healing after tooth extractions.
May 25, 2023
Altered anti-nausea drugs could lead to long-lasting pain relief
An altered version of an anti-nausea drug reaches inside cells to disrupt signaling and provide sustained pain relief.
May 24, 2023
A sticky way to combat 3rd-molar surgery complications
Kinesiology tape and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be the key to treating postoperative complications after wisdom tooth surgery.
April 17, 2023
How cannabis affects vital signs, sedation for oral surgery
Patients undergoing IV sedation who test positive for cannabis may have vital signs and anesthetic requirements similar to those who don't have the drug in their systems, according to a small study published recently in the
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
February 9, 2023
Study to explore cannabis-altered oral bacteria and brain
Researchers from universities in South Carolina and North Carolina were awarded $3.7 million to explore further alterations that cannabis smoking makes to the community of microorganisms in the mouth and how those changes affect the brain.
January 16, 2023
Should CBD be used in pain management?
Managing patient pain while limiting opioid prescriptions poses challenges for oral healthcare providers, but cannabidiol (CBD) oil might serve as an alternative treatment, according to a commentary published on September 26 in the
Journal of the American Dental Association
September 26, 2022
Week in Review: Big considerations for pediatric patients | Dealing with no-shows | Achieving accurate restorations
June 30, 2022
Music and aromatherapy can help anxious pediatric patients
Music therapy combined with aromatherapy can effectively manage fear of dental care and associated anxiety in school-aged children, according to a study published on June 30 in the
Journal of Dental Sciences.
June 30, 2022
Can hypnosis relieve acute dental pain?
Can hypnosis be an alternative to medication for relieving acute dental pain? Although there are only a few dozen studies on the topic, the evidence is promising that hypnosis can help relieve dental pain, according to a systematic review published June 16 in the
Journal of Dentistry
June 19, 2022
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