Clinical Pearls

Pain secondary to opioids?

Collaboration of Nadia Gomez. Opioids Opioids are very potent and effective drugs; they are traditionally used for both acute and chronic pain conditions. However, opioids commonly cause vigorous side effects, some of which are likely to become lethal. The opioid signaling system has the greatest…

Drug Induced Dry Mouth

Collaboration of Nadia Gomez. Saliva is of vital importance for the maintenance of oral health, including the lubrication and repair of oral tissues, oral acid neutralization, maintenance, enamel in children, tooth remineralization, digestion, and speech. Systemic disorders can result in salivary gland dysfunction, for instance:…

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep hygiene means having both a bedroom environment and daily routines that promote consistent, uninterrupted sleep.  Sleep hygiene means having both a bedroom environment and daily routines that promote consistent, uninterrupted sleep. SUGGESTIONS FOR BETTER SLEEP Keeping a stable sleep schedule Making your bedroom comfortable…

Problems to sleep?

Insomnia is a common clinical condition characterized by difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, accompanied by symptoms such as irritability or fatigue during wakefulness. Insomnia is a common clinical condition characterized by difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, accompanied by symptoms such as irritability or fatigue during…

Cervical Stretching

In some cases, your facial pain might be related to pain in the cervical muscles, and a program to stretch the neck muscles might be helpful. The following are several exercises that your clinician might suggest*. Basic position (Double chin) Keeping your head straight, try…

Salivary Stones

What are salivary stones? Salivary Stone, also called sialoliths, are calcified organic masses that form within the salivary gland’s secretory system. Salivary stone comprises organic and inorganic materials, including calcium carbonates and phosphates, cellular debris, glycoproteins, and mucopolysaccharides [1]. Salivary Stone Formation Stages: Decreased saliva…