Third molar surgery: Steroids had a beneficial effect on pain, swelling and trismus

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This review of effectiveness of corticosteroids in the post-operative control of pain, swelling and trismus after third molar surgery included 17 RCTs suggesting that corticosteroid use had beneficial effects on pain swelling and trismus.

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Dexamethasone reduced pain and swelling following third molar surgery

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This review included 8 RCTs involving a total of 476 patients and found that submucosal dexamethasone reduced postoperative pain and swelling. Although only one of the studies was at low risk of bias and there was a possibility of publication bias, the findings should be considered with caution.

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Small study suggests positive effect for hyaluronic acid spray on swelling and trismus after third molar removal

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Postoperative pain, swelling and trismus are common postoperative problems following the removal of impacted third molars. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a major carbohydrate component of the extracellular matrix and can be found in many tissues and has been introduced as a bio-material with potential to enhance wound healing. It has been used in ophthalmology, dermatology, [read the full story…]

Submucosal dexamethasone reduced pain, swelling and trismus following surgical removal of third molars

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Surgical removal of lower third molars is one of the most commonly performed operations.  It is associated with inflammation, pain and limited mouth opening. The aim of this study was evaluate the effectiveness of submucosal injection of dexamethasone on swelling, pain, trismus, neurological complaints and patient satisfaction after third molar surgery. Adult Patients with Pell [read the full story…]