Efficacy of different methods to reduce pain during debonding of orthodontic brackets.

CONCLUSIONS:The stress relief method showed no difference when compared with the other groups. Finger pressure was more effective than the elastomeric wafer in the lower jaw. Higher pain levels were recorded for the anterior regions with the elastomeric wafer. Females and pain catastrophizers gave higher VAS scores.
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The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of buccal advancement flap surgery to platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) application for the closure of acute oroantral communications (AOACs). In 36 patients, following the extractions of posterior maxillary teeth, AOACs which were larger than 3 mm diameter were detected. In group A, PRF clots were used in 21 patients and group B, classic buccal advancement flap was used in 15 patients. Baseline variables such as pain, the analgesic doses are taken, and swelling was assessed preoperatively. These were also examined on postoperative days 1, 2, 3, and 7, and patients were...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
Conclusion: Microvascular decompression should be performed more prudently in elderly patients (>80 years old), and the indications for PR should be relatively relaxed. MVD + PR could improve the curative effect in patients with trigeminal neuralgia>80 years. Gamma knife treatment of trigeminal neuralgia had high safety, less complications, and positive curative effect, especially suitable for patients>80 years.
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
This study was conducted with 14 mature male New Zealand rabbits (2.8–3.2 kg) randomized into 2 groups of 7. Mandibular osteotomies were performed under optimal operating conditions, and a custom-made distractor was applied to the mandible of each subject, with distraction initiated after a 5-day latency period at a rate of 1.0 mm/d (2 × 0.5 mm/d) for 10 days. Analgesics were administered via oral gavage during the latency period and for the first 5 days of the distraction period for 10 days in total, with group I receiving acetaminophen (200 mg/kg/d) and group II receiving acemetacin (5 mg/kg/d)....
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
This study, therefore, aims to compare the Retromandibular (extra-oral) approach and EAORIF for the treatment of condylar fractures.MethodA Prospective analysis of 32 Cases of Condylar fractures that reported to SDM Craniofacial Centre, Dharwad, India, was carried out. 16 patients were treated by the Retromandibular (RM) approach and 16 patients underwent EAORIF in the time period of 2012 to 2017. Patients were evaluated for clinical parameters like fracture site, displacement, surgical duration and functional parameters like occlusion, maximum interincisal opening, deviation of mouth on lateral movements, temporomandibula...
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Bilateral suprazygomatic maxillary nerve block is an effective and safe alternative to the traditional peripheral nerve blocks for cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, in a mixed paediatric and adult population.
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Loco-regional anaesthesia Source Type: research
Lingual nerve (LN) injury is one of the most serious consequences of oral surgery. Prompt microsurgical reconstruction of the nerve can alleviate most of those symptoms leading to satisfactory functional recovery. Thirty-five patients with partial to complete LN injury underwent surgery in the period between January 2006 and May 2015. All patients underwent a preoperative clinical and neurological evaluation with the assessment of lingual tactile and pain sensory thresholds and masseteric inhibitory reflex. All patients underwent explorative surgery and direct microneurorrhaphy of distal and proximal stumps in case of co...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
Conclusion: The association between the SC and the calcium pyrophosphate deposition (pseudogotta) is a challenging diagnosis among TMJ neoplasms.
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
The objectives of this study were to assess the potential of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) on acceleration of soft tissue healing after tooth extraction and to evaluate its effectiveness in reducing the prevalence of dry socket among smoker patients. Twenty smoker male patients aged (18–72) years with multiple teeth extraction were participated in this clinical research. They underwent trans-alveolar extraction of 40 teeth. The extraction sockets were divided in each patient into 2 groups: the study group in which extraction sockets were treated with PRF and the control group: in which extraction sockets left to heal na...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
This study discusses and illustrates an unusual case of AVM in scalp with its radiologic appearance and clinical features.
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results indicated that the term “rhinogenic headache” is most appropriate for describing pain in the nose and eyes in patients with deformation within the nose or the nasal cavity due to external injuries or underlying diseases related to nose as observed on computed tomography.
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research
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