Cryotherapy and topical minocycline as adjunctive measures to control pain after third molar surgery: an exploratory study.

@article{Gelesko2011CryotherapyAT,
  title={Cryotherapy and topical minocycline as adjunctive measures to control pain after third molar surgery: an exploratory study.},
  author={Savannah Gelesko and Leann D. Long and J. Faulk and Ceib Phillips and Carolyn Dicus and Raymond P. White},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={69 11},
  pages={e324-32}
}
PURPOSE To assess the impact of cryotherapy or topical minocycline on patients' perceptions of recovery from pain after third molar surgery in an exploratory comparative-effectiveness study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Subjects aged at least 14 years who were having all 4 third molars removed were enrolled in 3 separate institutional review board-approved studies. Study groups included subjects treated with a passively applied cold wrap for 24 hours postoperatively, subjects treated with topical… CONTINUE READING

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