Timothy Osborn

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A prospective study that evaluated the surgical and postsurgical problems of 9,574 patients of a wide range of ages who had had 16,127 third molars removed was performed. It was concluded that removal of mandibular third molar teeth during the teenage years resulted in decreased operative and postoperative morbidity.
BACKGROUND Clinical experience with surgical decompression of specific peripheral nerves in the head and neck for the relief of migraine headache symptoms has proven to be effective in most patients. Some patients, however, continue to have residual symptoms after these procedures. In an effort to better understand potential etiologies for failure of(More)
The tissue responses of a rabbit tibia to superpulse laser osteotomy, continuous-wave laser osteotomy, and bur osteotomy were compared. Healing of the bone occurred after use of all three modalities, but there was a delay in healing after laser osteotomy when compared with bur osteotomy. Laser osteotomy is feasible, but improvements will be needed to make(More)
Spontaneous herniation of the condylar head into the external auditory canal (EAC) through the foramen of Huschke is extremely rare, with approximately 30 cases reported in the international literature. The typical presentation is a constellation of non-specific symptoms including otalgia, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, malocclusion, otorrhea, tinnitus(More)
BACKGROUND Adenosine regulates pain transmission by actions at spinal, supraspinal, and peripheral sites. A few studies have suggested that administration of adenosine might be associated with anesthetic- and analgesic-sparing effects. The primary aim of this multicenter study was to determine the dose-response profile of adenosine with respect to(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this article is to review the mechanism of action, physiological effects, and therapeutic applications of botulinum neurotoxins in the head and neck area. STUDY DESIGN An extensive literature search was performed using keywords. The resulting articles were analyzed for relevance in four areas: overview on botulinum neurotoxins, the(More)