Oral Inflammation/Ulcers

FDA: Updated Safety Alert Regarding Benzocaine-Associated Methemoglobinemia

By May 23, 2018

The Agency is urging manufacturers to stop marketing OTC oral drug products containing benzocaine for teething to this patient population.

Novel Treatment Shows Promise in Burning Mouth Syndrome

April 12, 2017

The researchers found that in each of the 4 patients, pain disappeared within 48 hours after the botulinum toxin injection.

Could Tonsillectomy Qualifying Indicators Be More Lenient?

January 18, 2017

Researchers evaluating evidence for tonsillectomy found that more children would receive significant short-term improvement in their daily life if the current guidelines were relaxed. The two reviews were published online January 17 in Pediatrics

Burning Mouth Syndrome: Treatment Options Reviewed

By November 18, 2016

Study authors concluded there was insufficient evidence to either support or refute the use of any interventions in managing burning mouth syndrome (BMS).

Role of Oral Health in Cognitive Status Examined in new Study

April 01, 2016

There is an inconsistent correlation between oral health and cognitive status in older individuals, according to a review published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Ambulatory vs Inpatient Settings for Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

February 29, 2016

Although many pediatric patients undergo tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) in ambulatory settings, an inpatient setting may be safer for younger children who are at higher risk of complications, according to research published in online in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Study: PDE4 Inhibitor Effective for Oral Ulcers in Behçet's Syndrome

April 17, 2015

For patients with Behçet's syndrome, the oral phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor apremilast is effective for treating oral ulcers, according to a new study.

CDC: Oral Health in Young Women Needs Improvement

September 22, 2014

Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely.

Complications for One in Five Adults Undergoing Tonsillectomy

April 07, 2014

About 20% of adults undergoing tonsillectomy experience complications.

Low Morbidity/Mortality Rates for Adult Tonsillectomy in U.S.

January 31, 2014

Adult tonsillectomy appears to be safe, with low rates seen for mortality and morbidity.

Considerable Variation in Quality of Care for Tonsillectomy

January 21, 2014

Variations in the quality of care for routine tonsillectomy among children is observed across hospitals.

Acupuncture May Relieve Tonsillectomy Pain in Children

December 20, 2013

Preliminary evidence indicates that acupuncture may decrease perceived pain in children and adolescents following tonsillectomy.

High Dose Statins Reduce Gum Inflammation

October 03, 2013

High doses of statins reduce gum inflammation in heart disease patients.

Poor Oral Health Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection

August 26, 2013

Poor oral health is a risk factor for oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection independent of smoking and oral sex practices.

Chronic Periodontitis Increases Risk of Psoriasis

July 19, 2012

Patients with chronic periodontitis (CP) are 1.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with psoriasis, and this risk is lessened but not nullified by CP treatment using gingivectomy or periodontal flap operation.

FIRST Mouthwash BLM Compounding Kits Available

December 21, 2011

CutisPharma announced that it has made available FIRST Mouthwash BLM 4oz and 6oz unit-of-use compounding kits.

FIRST Duke's Mouthwash and FIRST Mary's Mouthwash compounding kits available

January 05, 2011

CutisPharma has expanded its FIRST Magic Mouthwash line with the launch of FIRST Duke's Mouthwash and FIRST Mary's Mouthwash compounding kits.