Nonsteroidal Anti-inflanimatory Drug Use for Postoperative Dental Pain

In: Dental treatment

7 Oct 2009

Dental Pain

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most widely used medications in the world. Their introduction into clinical practice has improved dramatically the management of acute pain in dentistry. However, due to the widespread use of these drugs, there are concerns about NSAIDs-induced toxicity, which can be a significant health hazard. No drugs are without adverse effects or are perfectly safe, but their safe use in clinical practice would entail maximizing the therapeutic efficacy and minimizing the adverse effects. An evidence-based approach is used in this review to analyze critically the evidence available about the safe use of NSAIDs in acute postoperative dental pain (Naprosyn canadian used to treat dental pain). The mandibular third molar surgical model is used for the analysis. This is a well-validated, well-documented, and highly sensitive model to assess therapeutic relief of moderate to severe pain by analgesics including NSAIDs.

A literature review for evidence-based studies on the use of NSAIDs in postoperative dental pain (*Generic Zithromax is in a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics) was done. Evidence from other pain models and general concepts of NSAIDs were also included when appropriate. Studies were identified by computer search with MEDLINE (1986-2001), EMBASE (1986-2001), Cinahl (1986-2001), and the Cochrane Library (Issue 1, 2001). A broad free text search with restriction to publication in English was undertaken using all variants of terms “NSAIDs,” “third molar surgery,” “postoperative dental pain,” and “adverse effects.” A hand search of relevant books or journals not indexed by the above indexes was also done. generic tadalafil 20mg


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