Arun Murugaiyan

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Efficacy of Baclofen on Sequelae of Impacted Mandibular Third Molar Surgery
    Author(s): Swetha Bhat, Senthilnathan Periasamy* and Arun Murugaiyan

    Purpose: To evaluate the influence of the muscle relaxant Baclofen when used as a supplement to antibiotic and non-steroidal antiinflammatory treatment with the aim of reducing undesirable consequences after third-molar extraction such as trismus, pain and swelling. Materials and methods: This prospective clinical study was conducted on 64 patients who reported to the Department of Oral surgery, Saveetha Dental college, Chennai for the surgical removal of a mandibular impacted molar. These patients were randomly assigned to receive either Baclofen or the placebo. . The test group received Baclofen 5 mg once a day for the first 2 postoperative days, in addition to antibiotic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Postoperatively, 1 independent investigator assessed the participant’s postoperative pain by means of a 10 point visual analog scale, swelling and maximal inte.. Read More»

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