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Analgesics for Surgical Third Molar Extraction: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Published on: April 16, 2018
Project Number: RB1209-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for the management of pain in patients undergoing surgical third molar extraction?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of acetaminophen (with or without ibuprofen) for the management of pain in patients undergoing surgical third molar extraction?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the provision of analgesics following surgical third molar extraction?

Key Message

Five systematic reviews, 22 randomized controlled trials, and seven non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or acetaminophen for the management of pain in patients undergoing surgical third molar extraction.

Tags

pain management, acetaminophen, analgesics, analgesics, non-narcotic, analgesics, opioid, anti-inflammatory agents, non-steroidal, aspirin, codeine, ibuprofen, ketorolac, molar, molar, third, naproxen, narcotics, oral surgical procedures, oral surgical procedures, preprosthetic, oxycodone, surgery, oral, tooth extraction, tramadol, dental, surgery, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, dental surgery, dental surgeries, NSAID, NSAIDs