Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral surgeons change opioid-prescribing habits
Though U.S. oral and maxillofacial surgeons decreased overall opioid prescribing by 20% between 2016 and 2019, they wrote more prescriptions for codeine and tramadol, according to a brief communication published on October 9 in the
Journal of Public Health Dentistry
October 10, 2022
NSAIDs or acetaminophen: Which med is best for orthodontic pain?
Over-the-counter analgesics can effectively treat orthodontic pain, according to a review published on August 11 in the
Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice
. The analysis found no significant differences in pain relief between common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen.
August 15, 2022
Painkillers for acute pain may cause hurt in the long run
Challenging prior notions about inflammation and pain, researchers discovered a robust inflammatory response that appears to protect against chronic pain rather than contribute to it. The findings suggest suppressing inflammation to treat acute pain may hinder long-term pain relief.
August 10, 2022
10 reasons why dentists do -- and don't -- prescribe opioids
From witnessing a family member struggle with substance abuse to performing a procedure on a Friday, dentists have a variety of personal and professional reasons for their opioid prescription habits. A study in the
Journal of the American Dental Association
highlighted 10 major factors that influence dentists' prescription decisions.
August 9, 2022
Is there a better way to treat severe periodontitis?
Combining conventional scaling with an anti-infective drug treatment may improve outcomes for patients with severe periodontitis, according to a commentary published on August 1 in
August 4, 2022
ADA antibiotic guidelines are still shifting dental practices
New guidelines on antibiotic use for tooth pain and intraoral swelling have shifted the mindset about the use of antibiotics in dentistry, according to a session held on July 12 at the Illinois Department of Public Health's 2022 Illinois Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship.
July 14, 2022
Most ED visits for toothaches result in antibiotics
Most adults and children who visit the emergency department (ED) for toothaches leave with prescriptions for antibiotics, according to a retrospective study published July 6 in the
American Journal of Emergency Medicine
July 7, 2022
Man cleared for treatment after dentist hypnotizes him
A dentist in New York hypnotized a 51-year-old patient to reduce his high blood pressure, clearing him to undergo scheduled restorative treatment, according to a case report recently published in the
International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health
July 5, 2022
3 factors that influence dentist opioid prescriptions
A prescription for antibiotics, the use of sedation, and even whether a dental student was involved in the procedure are just some of the factors that influence whether a prescription for opioids was given after a tooth extraction, reports a study published on June 9 in the
Journal of the American Dental Association.
June 22, 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
Dental Dose: Don't be married to benzocaine
In this episode of Dental Dose, pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, shares why dental professionals should consider topical anesthetics beyond benzocaine.
April 28, 2022
Dentist misrepresented herself as a patient to get oxycodone
A New York dentist has admitted to misrepresenting herself as one of her patients to fraudulently obtain oxycodone for her own use, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York.
April 18, 2022
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