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Title: Effect of the local administration of betamethasone on pain, swelling and trismus after impacted lower third molar extraction. A randomized, triple blinded, controlled trial
Author: Marques, José
Pié Sánchez, Jordi
Barbosa de Figueiredo, Rui Pedro
Valmaseda Castellón, Eduardo
Gay Escoda, Cosme
Keywords: Dent molar
Extracció dental
Agents antiinflamatoris
Assaigs clínics
Teeth extraction
Antiinflammatory agents
Clinical trials
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2014
Publisher: Medicina Oral SL
Abstract: Objectives: The aim of this study is to compare the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of the local postoperative administration of a single 12-mg dose of betamethasone after the surgical removal of impacted lower third molars. Study design: A split-mouth, triple-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of 25 patients requiring the surgical removal of symmetrical lower third molars was performed. In the experimental side, a 12-mg dose of betamethasone was administered submucosally after the surgical procedure, while in the control side a placebo (sterile saline solution) was injected in the same area. To assess postoperative pain, visual analogue scales and the consumption of rescue analgesic were used. The facial swelling and trismus were evaluated by measuring facial reference distances and maximum mouth opening. Results: There were no significant differences between the two study groups regarding postoperative pain, facial swelling and trismus. Conclusions: The injection of a single dose of betamethasone does not seem to reduce pain, facial swelling and trismus after impacted lower third molar removal when compared to placebo.
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It is part of: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal, 2014, vol. 19, num. 1, p. 49-54
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ISSN: 1698-4447
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