Editorial discusses why a return to basics in education may be needed to help address the opioid epidemic.
The authors provide therapeutic recommendations to help dental providers change prescribing patterns.
"Anesthesia in dentistry can be unpredictable, but buffering helps make it more predictable, reliable, and efficient."
When rendering patient care, effective pain management in dentistry is a vital consideration. Part of delivering that care is enhancing the clinical experience by preventing and managing pain.
Due to public health issues related to the misuse or abuse of prescription drugs, dentists must be aware of which drugs are most commonly misused or abused.
This article discusses factors that are of significant concern to the dentist anesthesiologist team treating patients with Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions.
Patients with complex medical and drug histories are becoming more commonplace in dental practice. This article reviews three serious adverse drug interactions that are well supported by the literatur...
An assessment of patient pain experiences and actual opioid analgesic usage was carried out using structured telephone interviews of patients performed 1 and 7 days following their thirdmolar extracti...
This review of dentin hypersensitivity expounds on how this painful condition is characterized and describes the diagnosis and clinical management of it.
This study investigated postoperative hypersensitivity following resin-based composite restoration of occlusal caries as well as the relationship to materials and technique.
When used for sedation, propofol can pose risks for cardiac and respiratory complications, making it critical that the drug be administered by a practitioner well trained in general anesthesia.
This study investigated postoperative hypersensitivity at 1, 4, and 13 weeks following resin-based composite restorations of occlusal caries and its relationship with prepreparation sensitivity and pr...
This article discusses concerns associated with drug therapy required for dental treatment of pregnant patients and identifies therapeutic agents used and their potential risks.