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Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1985 Feb;23(1):17-23.

The anti-inflammatory effects of dexamethasone and therapeutic ultrasound in oral surgery.

Abstract

A single blind, controlled trial was carried out to assess the anti-inflammatory effects of 10 mg dexamethasone given pre- and post-operatively and also ultrasound therapy in patients following the removal of impacted lower third molars. Facial swelling and trismus were significantly reduced in both the dexamethasone- and the ultrasound-treated groups compared with an untreated control group. This first report of the anti-inflammatory properties of ultrasound in a controlled clinical trial indicates its potential clinical use in reducing post-operative morbidity in oral surgery.

PMID:
3156621
DOI:
10.1016/0266-4356(85)90074-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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