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COMT (Catechol-O-methyl transferase) role in TMD – Wheaton dentist

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New research has shown one of the genes that increases the likelihood of development of chronic pain.  COMT (Catechol-O-methyl transferase) enzyme degrades catecholamines such as dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine in our brain and there are multiple variants of this enzyme.  COMT is associated with pain responsiveness and contains some combination of amino acids valine and […]

Dental local anesthetics

Dental local anesthetics

Dental local anesthetics Dental local anesthetics are the numbing agents dentist use to ensure local anesthesia of teeth and gums in order to do our work. There are several types of anesthetic we can use and several techniques from which we can choose to deliver it. Dental local anesthetics options Dental anesthetics are either amide […]