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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 8
First page : ( 3375) Last page : ( 3379)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00621.2

Analgesic Efficacy of Paracetamol Vs Ketorolac after Dental Extractions

Rao Tinesh Dayaa1, Dr. Kumar M.P. Santhosh2,*

1Undergraduate Student, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University

2M.D.S. Reader, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University

*Corresponding Author E-mail: santhoshsurgeon@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.

Abstract

Objective

To evaluate the analgesic efficacy of paracetamol(500mg) and ketorolac(10mg) after dental extractions.

Methods

A prospective study was conducted during the academic year September-November 2017, randomly among 20 dental patients who visited the outpatient Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, for single tooth extraction. 20 patients were randomized into two treatment groups (each with 10 patients), group A received Paracetamol 500 mg orally and group B received Ketorolac 10 mg orally immediately after dental extraction procedure. Pain intensity levels of patients were measured using the visual Analog scale (VAS) at different time intervals and compared between the two groups. Data collected were analyzed with Statistical Package for Social Sciences for Windows, Version 16.0 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA) and results obtained.

Results

Patients who received Ketorolac had lower pain intensity compared with patients who received Paracetamol. The duration of analgesia was longer in the Ketorolac group when compared with the Paracetamol group. There was a statistically significant difference in pain scores between ketorolac and paracetamol groups at p<0.05.

Conclusion

Ketorolac 10 mg is more effective than Paracetamol 500mg as an analgesic after dental extractions.

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Keywords

Paracetamol, Dental fear, Dental treatment, Dental extractions, Pain, Analgesia, Ketorolac.

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