Prevention of postoperative swelling and pain by dexamethasone after operative removal of impacted third molar teeth

@article{Schmelzeisen2004PreventionOP,
  title={Prevention of postoperative swelling and pain by dexamethasone after operative removal of impacted third molar teeth},
  author={R. Schmelzeisen and J. Fr{\"o}lich},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={44},
  pages={275-277}
}
  • R. Schmelzeisen, J. Frölich
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
  • SummaryIn a placebo-controlled double-blind study, we examined the effect of perioperative oral administration of 6 mg dexamethasone, given once 12 h before and once 12 h after osteotomy of two impacted molar teeth, on postoperative edema, limitation of jaw opening, and intensity of postoperative pain. On the first day after surgery the difference in the increase in cheek swelling was 54.3% (P<0.001) as measured with a tape, 46% (P<0.001) measured with a gauge in the first molar area and 29% (P… CONTINUE READING

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