This review of the effect of mouthguards on performance in athletes identified 15 small low quality studies. The findings suggest that made mouthguards does not interfere with sport performance but they should be interpreted cautiously.[read the full story...]
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This review of the efficacy of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as premedication on the success of inferior alveolar nerve block includes 13 RCTs suggesting NSAIDs have a positive impact on success.[read the full story...]
Vanessa Pinfold and Jennie Parker from the McPin Foundation explore a recent systematic review of service user, clinician, and carer perspectives on mental health diagnosis.[read the full story...]
This review of the efficacy of corticosteroids on postoperative endodontic pain. found that patients receiving corticosteroids reported significantly lower pain scores at 6, 12 and 24hrs postoperatively.[read the full story...]
This review of the effect of bicycle helmet use on facial injuries included 9 observational studies involving 23,461 patients. Those wearing helmets were less likely to sustain a facial injury (OR = 0.69, 95%CI; 0.63– 0.75)[read the full story...]
This review of dental pulp test accuracy included 28 studies. While the findings suggest that laser doppler flowmetry and pulse oximitery are the most accurate the quality of the available studies is low.[read the full story...]
This review of canine autotransplantation included 6 low quality studies are suggests good survival although both resorption and ankylosis increase after 5 years[read the full story...]
This Cochrane review of pulp treatments for primary teeth included 87 trials. Pulp treatments were generally successful with many trials having no clinical or radiological failure in either arm.
Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) may be the best medicament to apply after pulpotomy. For pulpectomy there was no conclusive evidence that one medicament or technique is superior to another.
This review of the impact of fixed appliance orthodontic treatment on clinical attachment levels included 9 small prospective studies finding no no clinically relevant detrimental effect. However the overall level of evidence is low to very low.[read the full story...]
This network meta-analysis of the comparative efficacy of interproximal oral hygiene aids included 22 RCTs and suggests that interdental brushes and water-jets ranked highest for the reduction of gingival bleeding. Although the quality of the available evidence is limited.[read the full story...]