The use of hormonal anti-inflammatory drugs is a common
practice in oral and dental surgery. They have proven enhanced
efficacy, increasing therapeutic success when the treatment is
properly chosen and managed. However, given the complexity
of neurophysiologic processes, little is known regarding the
consequences of administering glucocorticoids on brain function.
This article aims to bring to the attention of dental health
professionals the main neurophysiologic mechanisms by which glucocorticoid hormones can affect memory and attention. In
addition, in the context of increasing global prevalence and incidence
of cannabinoid consumption, both for medical and
recreational purposes, the issue of the association of cortisone-derived
drugs in the systemic context of these phytocannabinoids
is addressed, in terms of memory issues and attention.