The effect of preemptive and/or postoperative ibuprofen therapy for orthodontic pain.

@article{Bernhardt2001TheEO,
  title={The effect of preemptive and/or postoperative ibuprofen therapy for orthodontic pain.},
  author={Marten Bernhardt and Karin A Southard and Kimberly D Batterson and Henrietta L C Logan and Kenneth A Baker and Jane R Jakobsen},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={2001},
  volume={120 1},
  pages={20-7}
}
The control of pain during orthodontic treatment is of vital interest to both clinicians and patients. Surprisingly, there has been limited research into the control of orthodontic pain, and there is no standard of care for controlling this discomfort. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of preemptive ibuprofen therapy, postoperative ibuprofen therapy, and a combination of the 2 therapies. Forty-one orthodontic patients aged 9 years 3 months to 16 years 11 months who were… CONTINUE READING