COMPARISON OF THE ANALGESIC EFFECTS OF FLURBIPROFEN WITH BITE WAFERS ON ORTHODONTIC PAIN
Pain following initial orthodontic fixed appliance therapy is an issue of concern for many young patients. The objective of present study was to compare the mean decrease in pain score following initial orthodontic arch wire placement, in flurbiprofen versus wafer groups. Present study was conducted at Orthodontic department of de’Montmorency dental college, Lahore, and at Orthodontic department of Dental Section-FMU/PMC, Faisalabad. Study involved 200 orthodontic patients that were placed randomly in to flurbiprofen and wafer groups (100 each group). Pain recording was done by patients using Visual Analog Scale (VAS) Questionnaire. Results showed that pain score differences were insignificant at different time intervals between the two groups. It was concluded that wafers are equally effective for initial pain control in orthodontic patients.