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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  11

Year :  2014

Pages :   1354-1355

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Effects of Dexamethasone in Third Molar Surgery–A Review



Address:   Suganya Elangovan
Saveetha Dental College, 162 Ph Road, Vellapan Chavadi, Chennai-77
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
Generally, third molars have been found to erupt between the ages of 17 and 21 years. Third molar eruption and continuous positional changes after eruption can be related not only with race but also with nature of the diet, the intensity of the use of the masticatory apparatus and possibly due to genetic background. Dexamethasone is a potent synthetic member of the glucocorticoid class of steroid drugs that has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant effects. It is 25 times more potent than cortisol in its glucocorticoid effect, while having minimal mineralocorticoid effect. Every patient after third molar surgeries have swelling, edema and pain. Dexamethasone can be intramuscular, intravenous and sub mucosal can be preoperative, perioperative or post operative appears to be effective in the prevention of post operative edema. This article reviews about the structure, mechanism and techniques used in drug delivary. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid that prevents release of substance in the body that cause inflammation.
KEYWORDS:
Dexamethasone, postoperative edema, perioperative.
Cite:
Suganya Elangovan. Effects of Dexamethasone in Third Molar Surgery–A Review. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 7(11): Nov. 2014 Page 1354-1355.
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