Geographic tongue: little evidence for the management of symptomatic cases

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This review of treatments for the management of symptomatic benign migratory glossitis (BMG) only included 11 small low quality studies providing little evidence for the management of symptomatic BMG.

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Corticosteroids for post-endodontic pain

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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.

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Small trial suggests a potential benefit for combination of triamcinolone acetonide and salvianolic acid B for Oral submucous fibrosis patients

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Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is characterized by chronic inflammation and progressive subepithelial connective tissue fibrosis. This can involve the oral cavity, pharynx and upper third of the oesphagus. It is more commonly found in patients in the Asian subcontinent and the Far East.  The aetiology is considered to be multi-factorial with areca nut chewing, nutritional [read the full story…]