Steroids in oral surgery
Corticosteroids have become an indispensable component of oral surgical procedures for their known anti-inflammatory potential which has proved to be quite effective in reducing the associated post-operative complications. Due to potent anti-inflammatory action, steroids have transformed the management of various acute, chronic as well as debilitating conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region. Although, the steroids offer commendable results, there still have been certain restraints on their use as they can trigger various adverse-effects as well. The article will therefore focus on the anti-inflammatory mechanism of action of steroids and their role in the oral surgical procedures, thereby, highlighting on the contraindications and adverse effects of their prolonged and crude use.