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Ettlin, D A; Ettlin, A; Bless, K; Puhan, M; Bernasconi, C; Tillmann, H C; Palla, S; Gallo, L M (2006). Ibuprofen arginine for pain control during scaling and root planing: a randomized, triple-blind trial. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 33(5):345-350.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this controlled clinical trial was to investigate the analgesic efficacy and tolerability of ibuprofen arginine in patients with mild-to-moderate periodontitis during and after non-surgical periodontal treatment. METHODS: This randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial assessed the analgesic efficacy of ibuprofen arginine (Spedifen) in patients undergoing routine periodontal scaling and root planing. 64 patients with chronic periodontitis received either 800 mg ibuprofen arginine or placebo 30 min. before treatment. Numeric pain and electronic visual analogue scales ranging from 0 to 100 were used. RESULTS: The average pain levels during treatment were lower following ibuprofen arginine (quartiles: 0.5, 4.5, 11) compared with placebo (4, 16, 26), corresponding to a percentage reduction in median pain of 72% (p=0.023). The median maximum pain was 28 (inter-quartile range 10-50) following placebo and 10 (4-31) following ibuprofen arginine (p=0.065). CONCLUSIONS: In patients with mild-to-moderate chronic periodontitis, ibuprofen arginine was safe and superior to placebo for alleviating pain during non-surgical periodontal treatment. Its painless administration and rapid onset of action make it well suitable for pain management in a general dental office.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Masticatory Disorders and Complete Dentures, Geriatric and Special Care Dentistry
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:01 May 2006
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 13:23
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 21:46
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0303-6979
Publisher DOI:10.1111/j.1600-051X.2006.00918.x
PubMed ID:16634956
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 6
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