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    The definition of pain is physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury. Unfortunately, pain is a part of daily life whether it’s caused by accidental trauma or the result of necessary surgery, and how we deal with pain is unique from person to person. In the dental world, we have many tools in our arsenal to combat our patients’ pain, but what is available that offers the least risk to your patient? 

    • Effects of Vitamin and Amino Acid- Enrich Hyaluronic Acid Gel on the Healing of Oral Mucosa: In vivo and In Vitro Study

      Cancian et al, Medicina (Kaunas) J. 2021 Mar 18:57(3):285

    Wounds of any kind are never easy to deal with and the healing process always feels longer when there is pain and discomfort involved. It is no different from wounds of the oral cavity. Imagine your patient is struggling to deal with their pain following an extraction, or biopsy procedure or they inexplicably get ulcerative lesions that are painful and affect their quality of life. Wouldn’t it be great if there was something out there that could safely and effectively put a halt to the pain as well as speed up the healing process? Wound healing is not the same for all people, and it can be drastically slowed down in patients with chronic and metabolic conditions or unhealthy lifestyles. This randomized control trial aims to extend our understanding of the in vivo effects of hyaluronic acid charged with amino acids to promote wound healing of the oral cavity.

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    • Frictional Keratosis, Contact Keratosis and Smokeless Tobacco Keratosis: Features of Reactive White Lesions of the Oral Mucosa

      Muller, S. Head Neck Pathol J. 2019 Mar;13(1):16-24

    : Whether you are a general dentist performing a routine assessment or an oral surgeon being referred to a new patient, chances are high that you will see a patient with complaints of white lesions in their mouth. While most of these lesions are usually harmless, as a clinician you must do your due diligence in order to properly diagnose and treat the patient. As common as white lesions of the oral cavity are, they can have many different etiologies both benign and malignant. The following review will focus exclusively on re-learn the great variety of white oral lesions, including frictional keratoses, irritant contact stomatitis, and smokeless tobacco keratoses. Each of these lesions has microscopic findings that can assist in patient diagnosis and management.

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