Non-conventional therapies for analgesia

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i14.21485

Keywords:

Third Molar; Pain; Complementary therapies.; Complementary Therapies

Abstract

Purpose: Third molar surgery is a quite common procedure. Some patients experience pain associated with this situation. The aim of this article aims to discuss non-conventional therapies for the management of postoperative pain associated with third molar surgery. Methods: An extensive literature search was conducted with the keywords “third molar” + “pain” and all articles that excluded already established drugs as analgesics, anti-inflammatories, or therapies such as laser therapy and ozone therapy whereas non-conventional drugs and therapies were retained. Results: The article rated bromelain, honey, hyaluronic acid, nicotine patches, Kinesio tape, TENS, anticonvulsants, curcumin, and melatonin. Some therapies are efficient and safe, while others have not shown promising results. Conclusions: Bromelain and Kinesio tape are considered the most effective non-conventional therapies for controlling postoperative pain, and even with few studies on them, they are therapies with promising results.

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05/11/2021

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PELLIZONI, M. P. .; FACCIO, R.; JODAS, C. R. P. .; GRILO, R.; TEIXEIRA, R. G. .; LEAL, M. de O. C. D. . Non-conventional therapies for analgesia . Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 14, p. e3621014221485, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i14.21485. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/21485. Acesso em: 19 jun. 2024.

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