Alex J Hodosh

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Concentrated potassium nitrate has been used to lessen the pain caused by aphthous stomatitis. The problem with this approach is that it can have difficulty penetrating into the deeper layers of mucosae or skin, and for this reason, its beneficial affects are not routinely predictable. When dimethyl isosorbide is added to potassium nitrate in an aqueous(More)
This article introduces a new topical gel and method for rapidly relieving temporomandibular joint (TMJ), muscles of mastication, and myofacial pain while uniquely inhibiting the associated destructive chronic inflammation. The gel (composed of 18% potassium complex, 10% dimethylisosorbide, and 72% aqueous hydroxyethyl cellulose gel) was applied and gently(More)
Following deep restorations in vital teeth, postoperative pain of various durations frequently occurs, even if the teeth were asymptomatic before treatment. In this study, a potassium nitrate-polycarboxylate cement was used as a liner and was found clinically to tend to preserve pulpal vitality and significantly eliminate or decrease postoperative pain.
Pulpal injury commonly occurs with tooth preparation for complete fixed partial dentures. This can be documented by the substantial incidence of pain after tooth preparation. In this study, a 4% potassium nitrate-zinc oxide eugenol temporary cement was used to secure provisional crowns over recently prepared teeth and it significantly reduced the incidence(More)
A 35% potassium nitrate/20% benzocaine/10% tetracaine/aqueous hydroxyethyl cellulose gel was applied to the teeth and gingiva of 100 patients prior to hygienist-administered maintenance treatments. The application effectively anesthetized the teeth and gingiva so that these maintenance treatments could be performed routinely with genuine patient comfort. As(More)
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