Ibuprofen as a pre-emptive analgesic is as effective as rofecoxib for mandibular third molar surgery

@article{Morse2006IbuprofenAA,
  title={Ibuprofen as a pre-emptive analgesic is as effective as rofecoxib for mandibular third molar surgery},
  author={Zac Morse and Anna Tump and Ester Kevelham},
  journal={Odontology},
  year={2006},
  volume={94},
  pages={59-63}
}
The objective of this study was to compare the pre-emptive analgesic effect of rofecoxib, a cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitor, with a more traditional and commonly used analgesic, ibuprofen, for mandibular third molar surgery, utilizing a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Fifty-five healthy patients who were scheduled to undergo surgical removal of an impacted mandibular third molar as outpatients at one of two government dental clinics in Fiji were… CONTINUE READING
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