Analgesia in dentistry

The algorithm describes two painful situations in orofacial areas. The first focuses on an acute postoperative pain after third molar surgery and recommended strategy for analgesia. The second situation concentrates on a chronic pain in temporomandibular joint. Besides, the second one also offers a therapy in various stages of the disease. Students should learn (about) not only recommended principles of conservative treatment, but also possible subsequent surgical therepy.

preemptive analgesia
acute postoperative pain
chronic pain
analgesic strategies
Published at: 22.12.2011


Radek Peřina, MD
Dental centre Diente, Brno, Czech Republic

Submitted 3 tests for students in dentistry induce typical situations that may occur with the patient during the examination or treatment in the dental office. After the initial description of the situation is shown projected performance or procedure to determine the correct diagnosis. The following is the treatment in a logical follow-up.  On each other formulated question is always given four answers and only one of them is correct. Student goes through stages of defined problem and repeated wrong answer to sub-question excludes the student from further testing.
The situation referred to in the appropriate tests and professionally correct formulation of questions in the algorithm routine lead the student to the target. Algorithm in this form leaves student better equipped for medical treatment for the same real-life situations.


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