Should we use antibiotics to prevent complications from the removal of third molars?

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The use of antibiotics to prevent complications from the removal of third molars is a cause of debate. The aim of this review was to assess the efficacy of antibiotics in preventing infectious complications after third molar surgery What did they do The Medline Embase, ,and Cochrane databases were searched together with the references in [read the full story…]

Periodontal treatment can moderately improve quality of life

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Traditionally the response of periodontal disease to treatment has most commonly been measured using the surrogate markers of; bleeding on probing (BOP); pocket probing depth (PPD) and clinical attachment loss (CAL).  This review aims to review whether a patient orientation measure (POEM) such as quality of life can measure the effect of treatment. What did [read the full story…]

Arthroscopy for temporomandibular disorders

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Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) comprise a group of clinical  problems that involve the masticatory muscles, the temporomandibular joint and associated structures, or both. They may also involve many organic, psychological and psychosocial factors. The aetiology of TMDs is still not clear. The aim of this Cochrane review was to assess the effectiveness of arthroscopy for the [read the full story…]