Narcotic Pain Medication in Dentistry
Nov16

Narcotic Pain Medication in Dentistry

Narcotic Pain Medication in Dentistry. Dr. Olga Karnakova discusses the use of various narcotic pain medications in dentistry and explains their addictive qualities.  She emphasizes the problems that may occur  with the intention of getting high or relieving anxiety or stress.

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Nonsteroidal Drugs in Dentistry
Nov12

Nonsteroidal Drugs in Dentistry

Nonsteroidal Drugs in Dentistry. Dentists prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications to relieve the preoperative and postoperative pain.  These drugs can manage the pain of procedures that create an inflammatory response.

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Antibiotics in Dentistry
Nov10

Antibiotics in Dentistry

The use of antibiotic has become a major healthcare issue. The wide antibiotic prescriptions develop resistance to them.  There is a time and a place for antibiotics in dentistry, but prescribers need to exercise much more prudence when using antibiotics and should be sure they are really needed when they write the prescription.

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Prescribing Antibiotics
Nov10

Prescribing Antibiotics

Prescribing Antibiotics. Dr. Kopel speaks about the premedication requirements prior to dental procedures.  Many years ago patients were routinely prescribed antibiotics to take before dental procedures if they had mild heart conditions. Antibiotics were taken several days before and after dental procedures in these patients.    

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Premedication with Antibiotic
Nov07

Premedication with Antibiotic

Premedication with Antibiotic. Dr. Howard Kopel speaks about the premedication requirements prior to dental procedures, and how it was changed over the years. Many years ago patients were routinely prescribed antibiotics to take before dental procedures if they had heart murmurs or other mild heart conditions. Antibiotics were taken several days before and after dental procedures in these patients.

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