New Findings on Local Tramadol Use in Oral Surgery
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The present article published in the journal Acta stomatologica, presents new findings on local effects of tramadol in oral surgery.

In modern times, all procedures in oral surgery need to be painless and management of postoperative pain needs to be adequate. The surgical extraction of the third molar or alveolectomy of the wisdom tooth is one of the most common surgical procedures carried out in oral surgery and it includes rising a flap, bone removal and suturing. These surgical procedures usually cause swelling, trismus and moderate to severe pain.

Third molar surgery is often used as a model in clinical trials that are directed toward reducing postoperative pain and improving its management. Tramadol is a well-known central acting opioid analgesic that produces analgesia against multiple pain conditions such as postsurgical pain, obstetric pain, terminal cancer pain, pain of coronary origin and neuropathic pain. Tramadol is an atypical opioid. When administered locally, it has both analgesic and anesthetic properties.

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