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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 683-686

Effectiveness of ibuprofen as an anti-inflammatory drug on the post operative sequelae following transalveolar extraction of impacted lower third molars


1 Professor & Head, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, Bharath University, Pallikaranai, Chennai, India
2 Professor, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, Bharath University, Pallikaranai, Chennai, India
3 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, Bharath University, Pallikaranai, Chennai, India
4 Professor, Dept. of Oral Pathology, Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, Bharath University, Pallikaranai, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vijay Ebenezer
Professor & Head, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, Bharath University, Pallikaranai, Chennai
India
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The surgical extraction of impacted lower third molars is generally associated with the postoperative sequelae. Different types of antiinflammatory drugs are used to reduce these inflammatory responses. Ibuprofen is used most commonly. It is a popular domestic and over the counter analgesic and antipyretic for adults and children. Ibuprofen has been rated as the safest conventional NSAID by spontaneous adverse drug reaction reporting systems in the UK. This review article summarizes the main pharmacological effects, therapeutical applications,adverse drug reactions of ibuprofen and its efficacy as an anti-inflammatory drug surgical after extraction of 3rd molars.


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