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Vol. 68, No. 8
ISSN: 1488-2159
September 2002


An Update on Analgesics for the Management of Acute Postoperative Dental Pain


• Daniel A. Haas, BSc, DDS, BScD, PhD, FRCD(C) •

A b s t r a c t

Acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids are available as analgesics in dentistry. They each have specific advantages, disadvantages, indications and contraindications. This article provides a brief review of their role in the management of acute postoperative pain.


MeSH Key Words: analgesics/therapeutic use; pain, postoperative/drug therapy; toothache/prevention & control
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