J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 26, Number 3, 2020
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Cas clinique / Short case report|
|Published online||18 June 2020|
Short Case Report
Ascorbic acid for management of oral surgery pain not responding to conventional medication: case report
Praxisklinik Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Maurer in Sankt Wendel, Saarland, Germany
2 The Ohio Center for Oral, Facial & Implant Dentistry, Pickerington, OH, USA
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 7 May 2020
Introduction: A 20-year-old female who experienced severe pain during six weeks after dental treatment was followed by oral surgeries. This article focuses on the usage of high dose of oral L-ascorbic acid for pain alleviation which did not respond to conventional pain medication. Observation: A female patient complaining about severe pain in tooth number 31 which was measured at every visit she made to the office, using Numerical Rating Pain Scale (NRPS) as the model for registration. Comments: Implementation of different types of analgesics along with laser-therapy were not able to reduce patient's ache during forty four consecutive days. Pain relief was only obtained at the next day with L-ascorbic acid supplementation to patient's previous medication. A complete absence of pain was reported by the patient on the seventh day after the ascorbate intake. Conclusion: Given to its action of mediating a variety of essential biological and biochemical functions, benefits, low cost, and safety, L-ascorbic acid could be considered by general dentists and oral surgeons as possible pain modulator after oral/dental surgical procedures.
Key words: ascorbic acid / pain / oral surgery
© The authors, 2020
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