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Exploring Effective Pain Management in Endodontics – Ep. 53

Guest: Nikita B. Ruparel, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

In this episode, we dive into the realm of pain management in endodontics with our guest, Dr. Nikita Ruparel, a well-published academic in dental pain biology and neuropharmacology. The conversation revolves around pharmacological potentials for alleviating neuropathic afflictions. Throughout the episode, we maintain a focus on evidence-based dentistry and the importance of comprehensive research while considering practicality and benefits. Dr. Ruparel’s expertise provides valuable insights into topics such as CBD and NSAIDs, offering a comprehensive view of pain management in endodontics.  We emphasize the significance of staying updated with the latest literature and discuss current and future practices in the field. Tune in to explore the evolving landscape of pain management in the realm of endodontics, as we aim to enhance our understanding and refine patient care.

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Episode Resources

  1. Mechanisms of Stem Cell-mediated Antinociception N Ruparel, S Ganatra, P Chang, B Chapa, O Austah, M Bendele, Q Li The Journal of Pain 22 (5), 579
  2. Successful Local Anesthesia for Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics NB Ruparel Journal of Endodontics 38 (2), 259
  3. Role of ionotropic cannabinoid receptors in peripheral antinociception and antihyperalgesia Akopian 1, Nikita B. Ruparel 2, Nathaniel A. Jeske 3, Amol Patwardhan 1, Kenneth M. Hargreaves 1 2 4 Trends in Pharmacological Sciences Volume 30, Issue 2, February 2009, Pages 79-84

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