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Dexamethasone reduces pain after third-molar extractions
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April 27, 2017 -- Dentists and oral surgeons are always looking for better ways to reduce their patients' pain after surgery, and a new study may have a solution. An injection of dexamethasone before surgery significantly reduced postoperative pain for patients who had impacted third molars extracted.
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FDA restricts use of codeine, tramadol for kids
April 20, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new warnings on codeine and tramadol medications that restrict their use for children.  Discuss
Is 4% articaine or 4% lidocaine more effective in third-molar removal?
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April 17, 2017 -- When patients need to have their impacted third molars extracted, many dentists choose to use either 4% articaine or 4% lidocaine hydrochloride to block their pain. But which is more clinically effective when treating these patients?
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Trump administration to create opioid commission
March 27, 2017 -- The Trump administration is forming a national commission to combat opioid addiction.  Discuss
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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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