Majid Eshghpour

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PURPOSE To measure the association between the menstrual cycle and the frequency of alveolar osteitis (AO). MATERIALS AND METHODS In a study with a single-blind design, patients with bilateral impacted third molar teeth underwent randomized surgical extraction: one tooth during the menstrual period and one during the middle of the cycle. The postoperative(More)
INTRODUCTION Dry socket (DS) is the most common post-surgical complication following extraction of impacted molar teeth. Various risk factors have been mentioned for this complication including gender, age, amount of trauma during extraction, difficulty of surgery, inappropriate irrigation, infection, smoking, and oral contraceptive use. The aim of the(More)
Data on healthcare workers'(HCWs) self-reported knowledge regarding selection of facial protection equipment, usage preferences and compliance are limited. We used a questionnaire on the use of facial protection equipment at a 700-bed adult tertiary care hospital employing approximately 7000 HCWs. Clinical areas targeted were those with frequent users of(More)
Pain following surgical removal of impacted molars has remained an important concern among practitioners. Various protocols have been proposed to reduce postoperative pain. However, each one has special side effects and limitations. As green tea possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, the aim of the current study was to evaluate the(More)
Sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) is commonly used for treatment of mandibular prognathism. This study evaluated masseter muscle activity using electromyography device, in patients with mandibular prognathism before and after bilateral SSRO of the mandible. Twelve prognathic patients (five males and seven females; mean age 20.6 years) were examined.(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigated the efficacy of low level laser therapy (LLLT) for managing alveolar osteitis (AO). MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty patients with alveolar osteitis of mandibular third molars were randomly divided into three groups. In group 1, socket irrigation was followed by alvogyl placement, and the treatment was repeated 48 hours later.(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on decreasing pain and swelling after removal of impacted third molars. PATIENTS AND METHODS This randomized, double-blinded, split-mouth study included patients presenting 2 symmetrically impacted mandibular third molars. In each participant, one side was randomly assigned to laser(More)
OBJECTIVES Impacted teeth, if left untreated, have a potential to induce various complications. The aim of the current study was to determine the prevalence and pattern of impacted mandibular third molar in the Iranian population. STUDY DESIGN This cross-sectional study was performed in patients who were referred to the Department of Oral Radiology(More)
INTRODUCTION Antibiotic therapy before or after orthognathic surgery is commonly recommended by surgeons to minimize the risk of wound infection. This article evaluates the value of Prophylactic antibiotic therapy in order to diminish the incidence of postoperative wound infection after orthognathic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty candidates for(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) in preventing the development of alveolar osteitis (AO). MATERIALS AND METHODS In a double-blinded study, patients with bilateral impacted mandibular third molars underwent surgical extractions, with one socket receiving PRF and the other one serving as a control. The surgeon and patient(More)