This week I discussed two interesting articles the first one is a discussion about the use of topical benzocaine and that’s 20% benzocaine gel in the maxilla and specific of the anterior maxilla to decrease pain of injection and entry of the needle and deposition of the fluid as well I discuss hereditary angioedema for oral surgery patients which is the spontaneous facial swelling data can occur because of this rare genetic disease.
This week I have some dental news for you including what the US Congress has been up to in regards to dental bills what the projected size of the dental implant Market is by 2028 a little chit chat about an electronic syringe called dental pain as well as a new line of products for dry mouth and xerostomia how to wrap things out 4 little tips on ways of finding hidden costs and stemming the tide increasing your profitability.
In this episode I discussed three interesting articles the first article discusses the quality of life of patients with jaw and facial deformities before and after jaw surgery and the notable unremarkable quality of life improvements from both a psychological and functional component. I also discuss whether antiplatelet drugs need to be stopped and whether the increase the risk of bleeding after dental implant surgery and a very good crossover study supporting the conclusions of this and I talked about spiking your local anesthetic with dexmedetomidone in an attempt to increase the onset of action the total length of duration and improve the properties of lidocaine local anaesthetic
EP168: Predictors of ICU Admission for Dental Infections, Treatment of MRONJ, IntraOperative Imaging
In this episode I discuss the increasing use of the Intensive Care Unit for a. Digenic infections over the last decade in Australia. I also discuss the conservative treatment of medication-related osteonecrosis of the Jaws and the success rates and spontaneous resolution of this process that you can expect from this modality and this treatment course. I also discussed the use of a C-Arm intraoperatively vs CT scans for complex facial fractures.
In this episode, I start by discussing the periodontal stability on the distal of the mandibular second molar after a coronectomy on mandibular third molars. This is a three-year study and over the last several years the popularity of a coronectomy for high-risk third molar situations with close proximity to the inferior alveolar nerve begs the question as to success and possible risks. This study aims to discuss whether or not there is peridontal pocketing on the distal of the second molar when you leave the roots behind with the extraction of third molars. I also discuss the use of intravenous ibuprofen versus intravenous Tylenol to reduce postoperative pain and narcotic consumption after third molar surgery. You don’t want to miss this episode and I think you’ll find it very useful and applicable to everyday practice.
EP166: Most Accurate Way of Placing Implants, Clone Abutments Suck (maybe), Medications to Avoid in Elderly
This week I discuss navigation vs lab guides vs free hand implant bbn placment accuracy, medications to consider avoiding in those 65 years old or more and whether clone abutments are the same as branded parts in a lab.
This week I go through an article from the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery written by Bryan Bell that discusses the history of jaw surgery. Orthognathic surgery has an interesting progression through time that any dentist or surgeon should know about and will find well summarized in this podcast.
In this episode, I discussed an article titled office-based sedation and general anesthesia for COPD patients part 1. This is a good review of COPD it’s pathophysiology its epidemiology and issues with IV sedation and general anesthesia with Dental patients.
This week I discuss the need for all of us to call Google at 1-844-491-9665 to get them to add the category of “dental implants” instead of the only option being “dental implants periodontist”. I also discuss how our National Association will help with an application for the American College of Surgeons fellowship and the requirements for that. I also discuss the changes in the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery certification process and for maintenance of that board certification which is profound and significant. I also discuss the significant impact that vaping has on healing and the rationale and study that helps prove that healing from vaping and cigarette smoking are equivalent. This is an action-packed episode full of interesting information that you must check out!
EP162: 3rd molars Damage 2nd Molars and Lasers Decrease Paresthesia and Surgery First is good for the Brain
In this episode, I start with a discussion about low-level laser light therapy and helping nerve recovery after a bilateral sagittal split osteotomy. There is a significant risk of permanent numbness after jaw surgery particularly lower jaw surgery and this study looks at a novel therapy of low-level laser light therapy to see if recovery can be optimized for patients I also discuss the fact that the impacted third molars can damage and cause external root resorption of mandibular second molars and what those risk factors are. I also discuss the incidence of this occurring in the study. Finally, in this episode, I discuss the psychological impact of doing surgery first for patients with Orthodontics jaw surgery versus the conventional way.