COMPARISON OF THE ANALGESIC EFFECTS OF FLURBIPROFEN WITH BITE WAFERS ON ORTHODONTIC PAIN

  • Muhammad Azeem Assistant Professor Orthodontics, Dental Section-Faisalabad Medical University/Punjab Medical College, Pakistan. Ex-Assistant Professor Orthodontics, de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahor.
  • Ali Raza Assistant Professor Orthodontics, Akhter Saeed Medical & Dental College, Lahore.
  • Farah Rafaqat Ex-House officer, de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore.
  • Arshad Mehmood Resident Orthodontics, de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore.
  • Munawar Manzoor Ali Assistant Professor Orthodontics, University College of Medicine & Dentistry- UOL, Lahore.
  • Shabbir Hussain Shah Assistant Professor Orthodontics, de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore.
Keywords: Wafers, Orthodontic Pain, Flurbiprofen

Abstract

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.

Published
2019-03-03
How to Cite
Azeem, M., Raza, A., Rafaqat, F., Mehmood, A., Ali, M. M., & Shah, S. H. (2019). COMPARISON OF THE ANALGESIC EFFECTS OF FLURBIPROFEN WITH BITE WAFERS ON ORTHODONTIC PAIN. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 38(4), 468-471. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/318