No significant difference observed in terms of tongue coating scores, plaque index for those receiving probiotics
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More adverse dental outcomes seen with sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone compared with use of transdermal buprenorphine or oral naltrexone
No increased perioperative morbidity seen among patients with local regionally advanced oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma
No evidence of temporal association seen between invasive dental procedure and late prosthetic joint infection
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Primary care clinicians should apply fluoride varnish to the teeth of all children younger than 5 years of age to prevent dental caries
Additional benefits include reducing variability and significant cost savings
Fluoride supplementation recommended for children 6 months and older if water supply does not contain enough fluoride
The recall applies to products bearing an expiration date from 11/2021 through 5/2022.
Paroex Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse is indicated for the treatment of gingivitis.
Psychiatric, orthopedic, and sleep issues most commonly cited in a Reddit forum
In older adults, interactions with meds for depression, anxiety increase risk for ED visits, hospitalizations.
“The data indicate that more conservative periodontal therapy might initially be considered for IBD patients with advanced periodontal disease for whom PPI are prescribed as a component of their IBD treatment,” the authors concluded.
Perioperative opioid fills linked to risk of return visit for constipation but not pain, dehydration or hemorrhage
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Otezla (apremilast; Celgene) for the treatment of adult patients with oral ulcers associated with Behçet’s disease. The approval was based on data from the placebo controlled, double blind phase 3 RELIEF study which evaluated the efficacy and safety of apremilast in patients with Behçet’s disease and active…
Greater than 80% of antibiotics prescribed for infection prophylaxis prior to dental visits were found to be unnecessary, according to a recent retrospective cohort study.
According to the results of the Reducing Anesthetic Complications in Children Undergoing Tonsillectomies (REACT) trial, young children who received inhaled albuterol sulfate prior to receiving anesthesia for tonsillectomy had decreased rates of perioperative respiratory adverse events compared with those who received placebo.
Two separate oral rinses were found to reduce pain from oral mucositis and mouth sores in patients receiving radiation therapy for head and neck cancers when compared to placebo.
For denosumab-treated women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, invasive oral procedures and events, including dental implants, tooth extraction, natural tooth loss, scaling/root planning, and jaw surgery, are common and associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw.
Threats from these products include choking, strangulation, injury to the mouth, infection