Oral dexamethasone decreases postoperative pain, swelling, and trismus more than diclofenac following third molar removal: a randomized controlled clinical trial

Oral dexamethasone decreases postoperative pain, swelling, and trismus more than diclofenac... Oral Maxillofac Surg (2017) 21:321–326 DOI 10.1007/s10006-017-0635-0 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Oral dexamethasone decreases postoperative pain, swelling, and trismus more than diclofenac following third molar removal: a randomized controlled clinical trial 1 1 Carlos Alysson Aragão Lima & Vinícius Tatsumoto Favarini & 2 3 4 Alexandre Machado Torres & Rogério Almeida da Silva & Fábio Ricardo Loureiro Sato Received: 28 August 2016 /Accepted: 29 May 2017 /Published online: 8 June 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract when using the protocol with dexamethasone in the postoper- Purpose The aim of this study was to compare the anti- ative period. inflammatory potential of two pharmacotherapy protocols Conclusions Medical protocol with the use of dexamethasone based on the parameters of pain, trismus, and swelling, after in the postoperative period was more effective in controlling extraction of third molars. pain, trismus, and swelling, after the extraction of third mo- Methods Thirty patients selected with symmetrical impaction lars, when compared to diclofenac sodium. of third molars were submitted to surgical procedures in both . . . sides in different times. For one group, dexamethasone was Keywords Third molar surgery Corticosteroids Swelling used for 3 days, and for another group diclofenac sodium was Pain Trismus also used http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Springer Journals

Oral dexamethasone decreases postoperative pain, swelling, and trismus more than diclofenac following third molar removal: a randomized controlled clinical trial

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ISSN
1865-1550
eISSN
1865-1569
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10006-017-0635-0
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