The dentist's drug and prescription guide
[S.l.] : John Wiley, 2020
Extent: xiii, 234 p.
Clinical cases in dental hygiene
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2019
Extent: 320 p.
Abuse potential of gabapentin in dentistry
Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant drug widely prescribed for various ailments, including orofacial pain. It was once thought to have no potential for abuse; however, the last decade has seen a dramatic rise in the nonmedical use of gabapentin, particularly among opioid-dependent patients. Gabapentin is sedating and interacts with other sedating medications such as opioids, which can lead to impairment and accidents and may raise the risk of overdose. Dentists must be aware of the potential for abuse of gabapentin and weigh its benefits against its risks when prescribing the drug.
The Furcation Defect Dilemma: Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment
Periodontists are often called upon to provide treatment for furcation bone loss. However, periodontal disease is only one cause of bone loss within the furcation of teeth. Endodontic pathosis, tooth fractures, periodontal disease, as well as non-odontogenic causes, must be considered before beginning treatment. Periodontal treatment of a furcation defect should never be done without a proper endodontic diagnosis. Radiographic and clinical findings can help the clinician arrive at a correct diagnosis. While some furcation defects are relatively simple to treat and have a good long-term prognosis, others can render a tooth hopeless. A new etiology-based classification system of furcation defects is needed to lead the clinician to a proper diagnosis. Understanding the etiology of the defect is critical to avoiding unnecessary, irreversible and ineffective procedures. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Basic Pharmacology: Part II - Pharmacotherapeutic Issues, Drug Regulations, and Prescription Writing(Website)
Basic Pharmacology: Part I - Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic Principles(Website)
Periodontal Management of a Patient Undergoing Liver Transplantation
This case report describes the periodontal management of a patient with end-stage liver disease undergoing liver transplantation. In the first part of this article, all medical and dental findings are reported to elaborate adequate diagnoses. A patient-specific treatment plan was structured given the challenging periodontal and systemic scenarios. The second part describes the periodontal therapy delivered in close interaction with the referring physicians. Last, the article reviews current principles and protocols in managing these patients.
Epithelial and Fibrous Hyperplasia: An Oral Manifestation of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. A Case Study [Case Report]
The authors present a case study of a 13-year-old female with a past medical history of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), an autosomal dominant disorder. It usually presents with a triad of epilepsy, mental deficiency and facial angiofibromas that are often distributed around the nose, cheek and chin, and are frequently shaped like butterfly wings. In addition, oral manifestations include gingival enlargement and developmental enamel pitting on the facial aspect of the anterior permanent dentition in 50% to 100% of patients. The patient's chief complaint was gingival enlargement and gingival bleeding. The histology of the excised gingival tissue revealed epithelial and fibrous hyperplasia, consistent with TSC.
An Evaluation of Antibiotic Use in Periodontal and Implant Practices
In past decades, warnings about overprescription and misuse of antibiotics- which are now considered to be responsible for antimicrobial resistance, allergies, ineffectiveness, and suprainfections-have been made to both medical and dental clinicians. To help assess the antibiotic prescribing habits of dentists, a survey was created and emailed through the Survey Monkey tool to 102 randomly selected board-certified periodontists. Each was asked to answer multiple-choice questions regarding their use of an antibiotic protocol in 10 specific periodontal or implant-related clinical circumstances. This group of practitioners and the 10 clinical circumstances were chosen to limit the wide variety of clinical conditions treated by dentists and to narrow the scope of variables when antibiotics are considered. All 102 participants returned the questionnaire, and 96% to 100% of respondents reported that they had treated 8 of the 10 circumstances, with 89.9% and 80.8% having treated the other two conditions listed in the survey; this allowed subsequent questioning of the respondents on their antibiotic prescribing protocols. Although the validity of antibiotics for dental procedures may be questioned based on present information, as many as 50% or more of the dentists answering the survey prescribed antibiotics. The prescription, initiation, and duration of antibiotics varied considerably in many of the 10 specific circumstances, including treatment of acute and chronic periodontitis, sinus or ridge augmentation, and immediate or delayed implant placement. Based on the results of the survey, it was obvious that definitive guidelines and protocols are needed as well as expanded postgraduate training regarding antibiotic use.
Complications of drug prescribing in implant therapy